SEATTLE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Seattle Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport encountered a 34-year-old male fugitive wanted for having multiple warrants in Washington State.
Pepito Mamaraldo Garcia, Jr. arrived at SeaTac Airport on May 30, 2015. Garcia was identified in pre-flight using law enforcement databases to be the subject of outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants which included: one felony warrant and two counts of Forged Prescription for Controlled Substances, Forgery, Failure to Appear, and Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud. CBP officers assigned to the airport took him into custody immediately upon his arrival from Korea.
“CBP officers at Sea-Tac International Airport continuously target and apprehend wanted fugitives arriving in the United States,” said Area Port Director Mark Wilkerson. “Our efforts, in coordination with state and local law enforcement agencies, are part of the ongoing effort to keep communities safe.”
After processing Garcia for entry into the United States, officers turned him over to the Port of Seattle Police Department.
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.