San Juan, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, Friday afternoon, identified Octavio Germosen-Morla, 35, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, as having an outstanding warrant for charges of cocaine possession, with the intent to sell.
Germosen-Morla was encountered by San Juan Seaport CBP officers while attempting to board the Caribbean Fantasy Ferry bound for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
System checks revealed Germosen-Morla had an outstanding warrant from Grand Junction, Colo., on charges of controlled substance violations. CBP officers confirmed the warrant with the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Custody of the subject was transferred to the Puerto Rico Police Department for extradition proceedings.
"Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders while at the same time cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws. CBP officers are always vigilant to detect individuals that have broken our laws and attempt to defeat our justice system," stated Marcelino Borges, director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.