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SJU CBP Arrests Wanted Married Couple at their Arrival from Dominican Republic

Release Date: 
December 12, 2011

San Juan, P.R. - Saturday evening, after their arrival on an American Eagle flight from the Dominican Republic to San Juan, a married couple, Hugo Marcel Falero, 26, and Cathleen Milady Burgos, 25 both U.S. citizens - were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers due to outstanding warrants from Montgomery County, Md.

The couple presented themselves for inspection where computer systems alerted a CBP officer of a positive match to a National Crime Information Center docket.

An outstanding warrant for the arrest of both subjects was issued on Oct. 7 by Montgomery County Sherriff's Office in Maryland for offenses related to various assault charges, including resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

CBP officers arrested both individuals after corroborating their identity and outstanding warrant, and transferred their custody to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents for extradition proceedings.

"Our officers are committed to ensuring U.S. laws are upheld," stated San Juan Area Port Director Maria Palmer. "Conducting thorough examinations and detaining and apprehending people who have outstanding warrants is an important component to our border security work at the ports of entry."

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021