INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at the International Falls Port of Entry arrested a man Sunday who is wanted as a material witness to a homicide in Iowa.
CBP officers arrested Abraham Roberts, 38, after a name check revealed that Roberts was the subject of a warrant. Roberts attempted to enter Canada at the Fort Frances, Ontario, Port of Entry and was returned to the United States. After U.S. Customs and Border Protection verified the outstanding warrant for arrest, Roberts was turned over to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office.
“This arrest demonstrates the continued cooperation between CBP and various sta
te and local law enforcement agencies,” said International Falls Port Director Anthony Jackson. “The apprehension of individuals with outstanding warrants along the U.S. – Canadian border is a critical element of our border security efforts.”
CBP officers on the U.S.-Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, child sexual abuse, fraud, larceny and military desertion, based on information obtained through record checks. Please visit www.cbp.gov for additional information on mission and responsibilities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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.