MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) intercepted a wanted man arriving from Honduras. The individual had an outstanding warrant alleging rape by force out of Santa Barbara County, Calif.
The 27-year-old male citizen of Honduras, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at Miami International Airport on July 26. CBP officers fingerprinted the man to confirm his identity and verified the warrant with law enforcement in Santa Barbara County.
The man was turned over to Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) for extradition to California.
“CBP officers work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to make sure wanted fugitives face justice,” said Port Director Christopher Maston. “We remain vigilant and will continue to proactively address threats, minimize vulnerabilities, and maximize security.”
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.
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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.