MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) intercepted a wanted fugitive attempting to depart the U.S. to the Netherland Antilles on Wednesday. The individual had an outstanding warrant for an alleged dangerous drug offense out of Broward County, Florida.
The 31-year-old male, a U.S. citizen, was identified after presenting himself for CBP inspection at the airport. Officers fingerprinted the man to confirm his identity and verified the warrant with law enforcement officials before turning him over to the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD).
“CBP officers work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to make sure wanted fugitives face justice,” said MIA Port Director Christopher Maston. “Our officers are dedicated to keeping dangerous individuals off the street."
As the world's first full-service border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity. On average, CBP arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. ports of entry nationwide.
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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.