Today, Freddie Davila was arraigned in Federal Court in Boston, on charges for re-entry after deportation and is currently awaiting sentencing. Davila was arrested on June 9, by Customs and Border Protection Officers from the port of Boston Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team outbound division, when it was discovered that Davila had altered his fingerprints to avoid arrest.
Davila was boarding a flight to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, when he was stopped and questioned by CBP officers. When resources permit, CBP conducts departure/outbound examinations for compliance of documentary and other regulatory requirements, focusing on currency, weapons, export violations, and fugitives exiting the U.S. In this case, CBP officers determined that Davila’s fingerprints appeared to have been altered and determined that further investigation was necessary.