BLAINE, Wash – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Arch port of entry apprehended a Bellingham, Washington, man on July 4, 2014, who was wanted for alleged rape of a child.
CBP officers arrested Brandon J. John, 21, when he arrived in to the United States after a name check revealed that he was the subject of an active lookout for three felony counts by police in Ferndale, Washington.
“A critical component in our homeland security effort is the apprehension of fugitives from justice,” said Area Port Director Gregory Alvarez. “We are proud of our officers’ continuing vigilance and their dedication to keeping communities and children safer throughout the United States.”
CBP’s dual mission is to facilitate travel while we secure our Nation’s borders and the enforcement of not only immigration and customs laws, but over 400 laws for 40 other Federal agencies while providing assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies.
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.