San Juan, P.R. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport this weekend arrested an individual with an outstanding warrant from the United States Virgin Islands Police Department.
Upon his arrival to San Juan on board an American Airlines Flight from Antigua on Saturday, CBP officers inspected Paul Henry, 25, a citizen of Antigua and Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States. System queries revealed that Mr. Henry had a positive record, with a warrant issued by the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department, on charges for attempted first degree murder, third degree assault and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
CBP officers verified the warrant and transferred custody to the Puerto Rico Police Department for extradition proceedings.
"Every day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are vigilant in seeking individuals who try different means to reach the U. S. and circumvent detection," said Marcelino Borges, director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. "Technology and close collaboration amongst law enforcement allows us to detect felons and bring them to justice."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.