MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) arrested a 29-year-old citizen of Haiti arriving from Port-au-Prince after the woman presented an alleged counterfeit traveling document on June 24.
CBP officers working primary lanes at the airport referred her for a secondary examination and the woman admitted to purchasing the counterfeit travel document. CBP officers seized the document and took the individual into custody.
“CBP officers at Miami International Airport work nonstop every day to thwart these types of attempts to enter the country and circumvent our nation’s immigration laws,” said Miami International Airport Port Director Christopher Maston. “We are so proud of our officers and their ability to quickly identify and verify counterfeit documents.”
CBP officers with the Office of Field Operations seized over 13,000 fraudulent documents in Fiscal Year 2014. On a typical day in Fiscal Year 2014, CBP intercepted 76 fraudulent documents.
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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.