Miami — Customs and Border Protection officers at the Miami International Airport today arrested a fugitive upon his arrival into the U.S. from Costa Rica. The subject, Juan David Cardona, had an outstanding federal warrant for his arrest related to a federal bank robbery charge in Southern Florida.
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation accompanied CBP officers to the gate upon arrival of the aircraft, where the subject was taken into custody. The subject will be processed by CBP and turned over to the FBI for federal prosecution.
CBP is responsible for securing U.S. borders while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the U.S.
“CBP takes pride in the identification and apprehension of arriving and departing wanted persons at our international ports of entry, and returning them to our law enforcement partners to face justice,” said Port Director Roland Suliveras. “This is a perfect example of how the CBP mission enforces the law on behalf of many other agencies and ensures the safety of the American public.”
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.