Galveston, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the cruise terminal arrested two people who were in the National Crime Information Center database on outstanding warrants for arrests.
CBP officers recognized the name of Ramona White, 45, as the subject of a larceny warrant out of San Antonio's Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Saturday. White was arrested when she made entry at the Galveston cruise terminal. CBP officers turned her over to the Galveston County Police Department for extradition to San Antonio.
Officers arrested North Carolina native Derrick Carter, 31, Sunday on an outstanding warrant for absconding and sexual assault of a child. Carter, who was arrested at the Galveston cruise terminal, is wanted in Killeen. CBP officers arrested Carter and turned him over to Galveston County Police Department for extradition to Killeen.
"As a law enforcement agency, we take every opportunity to effect the arrest of criminals and individuals who are wanted by other law enforcement agencies," said Jeffrey O. Baldwin Sr., CBP director of Houston Field Operations. "These arrests illustrate the vigilance, attention to detail and commitment to duty our officers exhibit on a daily basis."
Both White and Carter were in the NCIC database, which is a computerized index of criminal justice information that includes fugitives. The database is available to federal, state, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.