MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working in Miami arrested a fugitive arriving on the first day of the New Year from Havana, Cuba. The individual had an outstanding warrant for criminal possession of forged instruments.
Ernesto Stone, 39, a citizen of Cuba, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at Miami International Airport on Jan 1. CBP officers located an outstanding warrant for the man using law enforcement databases. Officers fingerprinted the individual to confirm his identity and verified the warrant with the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), who took custody of the individual.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items. On average CBP arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U.S. ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
CBP is responsible for securing the Nation’s borders at and between ports of entry (POEs). In Florida, CBP facilitates travel and trade and secures over 1,200 miles of the coastal border. Find out more and get real-time updates 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.