ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers at the Rouses Point Amtrak Station arrested Louis Haddad yesterday, a 40-year old male U.S. citizen, who was wanted in Nevada on fraud charges.
“CBP works closely with our state and local partners to ensure wanted criminals are found and turned over to the proper authorities to face their charges,” said Area Port Director Paul Mongillo. “Our officers work diligently to protect our nation’s borders and keep our communities safe.”
CBP officers encountered Haddad attempting entry into the U.S. aboard an Amtrak train on June 30. Officers discovered that Haddad was wanted in Las Vegas on fraud charges. CBP confirmed the outstanding warrant, and Haddad was turned over to New York State Police to face extradition.
NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers on the U.S.-Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for crimes including homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual assault, child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
In fiscal year 2015, from 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.