BELLE CHASSE, La. (WGNO) -- Customs and border patrol agents with the Department of Homeland Security are looking for a man from the Philippines who they area calling a deserter.
According to agents, the man was a chief cook on a cutter. They say the man left his ship saying he was going to wire money to family members in the Philippines.
Anyone with information is asked to call 504-376-2800. The number is answered 24 hours a day.
Agents say they have no information on his location. They also have no information on whether he has a criminal background or if he has any other intent.
Homeland Security is the lead agency investigating the case, and while there may be any number of explanations for his disappearance, the man is being called a deserter.
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