FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport intercepted a wanted fugitive arriving from Haiti on Tuesday, July 14th. The subject had an outstanding warrant for child neglect out of Fort Pierce, Florida.
The 47-year-old, male citizen of Haiti, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday. Officers were able to locate an outstanding warrant for the subject using law enforcement databases. Officers fingerprinted the subject to confirm his identity and verified the warrant with law enforcement officials. The subject was turned over to Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).
“CBP officers work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to make sure wanted fugitives face justice,” said Port Director Jorge Roig. “Our officers are dedicated to keeping dangerous individuals off the street.”
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. ports of entry nationwide.
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.