PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a New Jersey man at Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday on a Pennsylvania warrant for dangerous drugs.
CBP officers detained Michael Vincent Stankus, 21, of Bound Brook, N.J., after he arrived from Manchester, England. Officers verified his identity and confirmed the arrest warrant with Pennsylvania State Police. CBP arrested Stankus and turned him over to Tinicum Township Police officers.
“As the nation’s border security agency, Custom and Border Protection sometimes encounters travelers with outstanding arrest warrants and returns them to face their charges,” said Susan Stranieri, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Philadelphia. “These warrant arrests are examples of CBP’s collaboration with our law enforcement partners to protect victims’ rights, and to keep our communities safe.”
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
On average, CBP arrests 21 wanted persons every day at air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States.
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 Snapshot to learn some of what CBP achieves ‘On a Typical Day.’
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel website to learn rules, tips and advice to help quickly complete their CBP international arrivals inspection.
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.