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U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Brazilian National Wanted for Murder

Release Date: 
February 17, 2017

MIAMI – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Dania Beach Station and law enforcement partners arrested a man convicted of and wanted for murder in Brazil on Monday near Pompano Beach.

U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended the Brazilian national who had entered the United States illegally in Texas with an Interpol warrant for homicide. Agents transported the individual to the station for processing in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers.

“It’s just the latest example of the vigilance of dedicated agents working tirelessly in Florida and across the country to protect our Nation’s borders,” said U.S. Border Patrol Miami Sector Division Chief Todd Bryant. “U.S. Border Patrol will continue to apprehend those who attempt to enter the United States unlawfully along with those who pose a threat to our communities and the safety and security of our nation.”

As America’s unified border agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) protects the United States against terrorist threats and prevents the illegal entry of people and dangerous materials into the United States, while facilitating lawful travel and trade. The primary mission of the Border Patrol is to protect our Nation by reducing the likelihood that dangerous people and capabilities enter the United States between the ports of entry. Border Patrol agents work diligently to ensure America's borders remain safe, and that dangerous individuals are prevented from making it further into the interior of the United States.

U.S. Border Patrol works with interagency, state, local, tribal, territorial, and international partners to secure the more than 6,000 miles of land border between the ports of entry that we share with Mexico and Canada and 2,000 miles of coastal waters surrounding the Florida Peninsula and the island of Puerto Rico.

U.S. Border Patrol encourages the public to report suspicious activity by calling 877-772-8146. For the latest news and updates on the U.S. Border Patrol follow @USBPChief on Twitter and @CBPFlorida.

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February 17, 2017