San Juan CBP Arrests Wanted Felon
San Juan, Puerto Rico- U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested last night an individual sought out by the New Jersey Superior Court in Hudson Vicinage for weapons violations.
Cesar Julio Cuevas-Mateo, 57, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, applied for admission before a CBP officer as a returning Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States, after arriving at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport on a flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The inspecting CBP officer referred Mr. Cuevas-Mateo to secondary inspection where database review confirmed an outstanding warrant for his arrest by the New Jersey Superior Court in Hudson Vicinage for weapons charges.
The custody of Mr. Cuevas-Mateo was transferred to the Puerto Rico Police Department for extradition proceedings.
"Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders while at the same time cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws. CBP officers are always vigilant to detect individuals that have broken our laws and attempt to defeat our justice system," said Marcelino Borges, director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands
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.