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CBP Officers Arrest Wanted Passenger in West Palm Beach

Release Date: 
January 15, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers assigned to West Palm Beach, Florida arrested a passenger arriving from the Bahamas wanted in Mississippi for a violation of probation for forgery.

CBP officers conduct daily inspections.

CBP officers conduct daily inspections.

Clifton Magee, 45, was fingerprinted and his identity was confirmed. The Riviera Beach Police Department confirmed the warrant with extradition and took custody of the individual.

"As part of our job of securing the border, CBP intercepts wanted fugitives from all over the country,” said West Palm Beach Port Director Jennifer Connors. “We are committed to keeping America safe.”

CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items. On average CBP arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U.S. ports of entry nationwide.

While welcoming and processing all legitimate travelers and trade into this country, CBP officers enforce a host of U.S. laws to keep terrorists and other dangerous persons such as fugitives out of our neighborhoods.

Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations in Florida include travel and trade facilitation and securing over 1,200 miles of the coastal border. Find the latest CBP updates in Florida at @CBPFlorida on Twitter.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017