San Antonio, Texas- Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Antonio International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen wanted by Travis County police, May 25.
Jonathon Beauchamp, 23, of Bandera, Texas arrived on a flight from Mexico as a returning United States Citizen. CBP officers determined Beauchamp to be the subject of a warrant for arrest out of Travis County, Texas for failure to appear with an original charge of possession of marijuana. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Beauchamp was arrested by CBP and turned over to the San Antonio Police Department for further processing.
"CBP is committed to ensure that legitimate trade and travel flows through our ports of entry," said Lois Hunter, CBP Port Director for the Port of San Antonio. "We are working to protect our nation from terrorist threats; to include identifying and processing those travelers who require further scrutiny."
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. Nationally, CBP arrests 61 individuals, per day, with outstanding warrants.
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.