MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami's seaport arrested a passenger wanted for child neglect out of Franklin County, Ohio. The man was arriving on a cruise ship from the Bahamas on Monday.
After verifying the individual’s identity and confirming the warrant, CBP officers arrested the passenger and turned him over to the Miami-Dade Police Department to await extradition to Ohio.
“Our CBP officers work hard every day to keep wanted criminals from crossing the border and forcing them to face justice for their alleged crimes," said Acting Miami Seaport Port Director Kenneth Haefner. "We are especially proud of this interception due to the severity of its nature."
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations in Florida include travel and trade facilitation and securing over 1,200 miles of the coastal border. To find out more about CBP in Florida, visit @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.