ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRIGIN ISLANDS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Friday a man with an outstanding warrant for an alleged homicide by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
Dyhani Heyliger, 23, was arrested by CBP at the Cyril E. King Airport inspection counter intending to travel to Florida onboard a Spirit Airlines flight. Heyliger was a person of interest sought by VIPD in connection to a homicide that occurred on December 8, 2012 and allegedly assaulted an individual with a firearm last Thursday, January 24.
"CBP officers conduct themselves with utmost diligence and professionalism and will ensure that individuals that have transgressed the criminal justice system and are encountered at our borders are identified and detained," stated Marcelino Borges, Director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
The custody of Heyliger was transferred to the VIPD 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 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.