St. Thomas, USVI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the arrest of a United States citizen pursuant to an outstanding arrest warrant from Georgia.
Andre Etienne Prevost, 21, presented himself for inspection at St Thomas Pre-Departure Inspection, Cyril E. King Airport. During the primary inspection queries, CBP officers discovered that Mr. Prevost was wanted by the state of Georgia for probation violation regarding a burglary charge. CBP officers verified the validity of the arrest warrant and confirmed the extradition.
CBP in Atlanta was contacted and officers from the Atlanta Police Department executed the arrest warrant upon his arrival to Atlanta.
"CBP officers are committed to ensure that legitimate trade and travel flows through our ports of entry while at the same time protecting our nation from terrorist threats; to include identifying and processing those travelers who require further scrutiny," said Louis Harrigan, CBP Port Director for the Port of US Virgin Islands.
On a typical day CBP processes over 932,000 international travelers arriving at 329 Ports of Entry across the U.S. These processing operations lead to interceptions of currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products, wanted persons or other illicit items.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP's Travel website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
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.