Buffalo, N.Y.- U. S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations recently announced the apprehension of three fugitives at the Port of Buffalo.
On Dec. 30 at 9:30 am, CBP officers working the Lewiston Bridge border crossing encountered Desmond Duke, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen from Jamaica, N.Y., as he applied for admission into the United States. Primary system checks revealed the possibility of an active protection order for Duke. The subject of the order of protection was travelling with Duke, thereby violating the court order. During secondary processing, CBP officers verified the protection order, which was originated by the New York City Police Department. As Duke had violated the stipulations of the court order, he was arrested and turned over to the New York State Police for processing.
At 12:13 pm, CBP officers working at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls encountered Franco Nardolillo, a 40-year-old Canadian citizen from Whitby, Ontario, as he applied for admission into the United States. Nardolillo advised CBP officers that he was en route to the local mall to shop for the day. A primary name query revealed the possibility of an active felony warrant out of Florida.
During secondary processing, additional record checks confirmed that Nardolillo was in fact the subject of a no-bond felony warrant issued on July, 1995 by the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Police. The warrant charges Nardolillo with grand theft and possession of stolen property. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition to Florida. Nardolillo was arrested and turned over to the custody of the Niagara Falls Police Department pending extradition to Florida.
Finally just before midnight, CBP officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing in Buffalo encountered John Grahame, a 35-year-old United States citizen from Denver, Colo. as he applied for admission into the United States. Primary system checks revealed the possibility of an active warrant of arrest, and Grahame was referred for a CBP enforcement exam.
During secondary processing, additional record checks confirmed that Grahame was in fact the subject of a no-bond felony warrant issued on Dec. 10 by the Las Vegas, Nev. Metro Police Department. The warrant charges Grahame with fraud/insufficient check. The warrant and extraction were confirmed by CBP and Grahame was arrested and turned over to the custody of the Buffalo Police Department pending extradition to Nevada.
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.