SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Sunday a United States citizen with an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear to first degree trespassing charges issued by the Sheriff's Office in Brighton, Colorado.
Hugo Garcia, 45, residing in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, was arrested by CBP officers at the San Juan Seaport, after attempting to board the M/S Adventure of the Seas with destination to the islands of the Caribbean.
"CBP officers' diligence and professionalism result in the enforcement of laws at our borders, ensuring that individuals that might be trying to circumvent the law are brought to justice." stated Juan Hurtado, San Juan Area Port Director.
The custody of Mr. Garcia was transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further proceedings.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers' primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. CBP Office of Field Operations is committed to securing our borders and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws at the nation's borders.
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.