SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified on Tuesday a man with an outstanding warrant for “Driving while Intoxicated (DWI)” from Harris County Sheriff’s office in Houston, Texas.
Mack Rimmer Leath, 57, a citizen of the United States and resident of Atlanta, Georgia, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, before boarding a flight bound to Atlanta, Georgia. Law enforcement databases alerted to the outstanding warrant for his arrest.
“As the nation’s border security agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have the responsibility of identifying fugitives at our ports of entry and returning them to face justice for crimes they may have committed,” stated St. Thomas Port Director, Louis Harrigan. “CBP officers in the US Virgin Islands are always vigilant in protecting our nation’s border and enforcing U.S. laws at the border”.
CBP Field Operation officers in St. Thomas confirmed Mr. Leath’s identity and verified the outstanding warrant. They proceeded to contact CBP officers in Atlanta and made arrangements to have CBP in Atlanta meet the subject planeside.
Upon his arrival at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Mr. Leath was arrested and his custody transferred to the Atlanta Police Department for further processing.
CBP officers detect many individuals wanted by authorities in the continental U.S., upon their arrival to the USVI, or upon their return to the mainland from the USVI.
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.