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CBP Officers at Miami's Seaport Nab Alleged Kidnapper

Release Date: 
February 3, 2016

MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami's seaport arrested a wanted man for an alleged kidnapping. The man was arriving on a cruise ship from Jamaica on Jan. 26.

CBP officer observing travelers at an airport.

CBP Field Operations has a complex mission at ports of entry across Florida.

After verifying the individual’s identity and confirming the warrant, CBP officers arrested the individual and turned him over to the Miami-Dade Police Department to await extradition to South Carolina.

“Intercepting wanted criminals and detaining them on behalf of a law enforcement agency is part and parcel to what CBP does to ensure those crossing the border into the United States do not pose a risk to our nation and its population," said Miami Seaport Port Director Dylan J. DeFrancisci. "This particular man was wanted in connection with a warrant from South Carolina with first-degree assault and battery as well as kidnapping charges. He was turned over to the local police department for processing and will be returned to South Carolina to answer for his alleged actions.”

CBP officers are highly trained and experienced in law enforcement and inspection techniques used at ports of entry throughout the United States.

On average, CBP arrests 21 wanted persons at air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States. Additionally, CBP routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights and intercepts narcotics, weapons, currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items. View CBP’s enforcement stats at "On a Typical Day".

Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.

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 the latest concerning CBP operations in Florida, visit @CBPFlorida on Twitter.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017