MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at Miami International Airport (MIA) arrested a passenger for an outstanding warrant issued out of St. Johns County, St. Augustine, Florida for a sex offense against a child. The man was arriving on a flight from Mexico on Saturday, October 3rd.
After verifying the passenger’s identity and confirming the warrant, CBP officers arrested the individual and turned him over to the Miami-Dade Police Department for extradition to St. Augustine, Florida.
“Our CBP officers are dedicated to protecting the American public from dangerous people, especially sexual predators,” said Miami International Airport Port Director Christopher Maston. “We are especially proud of our officers’ work with this interception.”
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average 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.
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.
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.