MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) apprehended a wanted fugitive arriving this week from Mexico City, Mexico. The man had an outstanding warrant for gross sexual assault out of South Portland, Maine.
CBP officers identified the 26-year-old, a citizen of Guatemala, after he presented himself for inspection at Miami International Airport on Wednesday. During the inspection process, CBP officers determined that the individual had an outstanding warrant.
Officers fingerprinted the man to confirm his identity and verified the warrant with the South Portland Police Department in Maine. The subject was arrested by CBP and turned over to the Miami-Dade Police Department for extradition to Maine.
“CBP officers work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to make sure wanted fugitives face justice,” said Miami International Airport 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.
CBP welcomes assistance from the community and the public can report illegal activity by calling 1-800-BE-ALERT (1-800-232-5378).
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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.