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CBP Arrests Imposter Wanted in Canada

Release Date: 
July 18, 2014

DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Ambassador Bridge arrested a Canadian man for violation of immigration law.  The Canadian citizen attempted to enter the United States as an imposter to the documents he presented.

On Friday, July 11, a 50-year old Canadian citizen, who resides in Maidstone, Ontario, applied for entry at the Ambassador Bridge.  The man was referred for a secondary inspection of his travel documents.

In secondary, utilizing fingerprints, pictures and computer databases, CBP officers determined the man was an imposter to the documents he presented.  The secondary inspection also revealed the traveler had active warrants in Canada and a criminal history that would preclude his entry into the United States.

"An imposter is a person who is not the rightful holder of the valid travel documents presented for entry processing," said Rod Blanchard, CBP Port Director for the port of Detroit. "It is with the CBP officer's skills, vigilance and dedication that we have become very successful in detecting this type of fraud."

After refusing to provide a statement, the man was served with an Expedited Removal, barring him from attempting to enter the United States for a period of five years and was returned to Canada.