NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Rainbow Bridge arrested Steven Segarra, a 37 year old male, who was wanted in New Jersey for homicide.
“CBP works closely with our state, local, federal and cross-border partners, especially when searching for fugitives that may attempt to flee the country,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “Thanks to the efforts of our officers and CBSA, this fugitive was captured and the legal process can begin.”
On January 22, Segarra was encountered after attempting to enter Canada. During a secondary inspection, officers located an outstanding warrant from January 20th with the charge of homicide.
The warrant was confirmed with Warren County in New Jersey and Segarra was turned over to the Niagara Falls Police Department to begin the extradition process.
In fiscal year 2015, which covers October 2014 to September 2015, CBP officers in the Buffalo Field Office made over 400 arrests at 16 ports of entry in New York State.
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.