Houston - Just five days after law enforcement officers in Houston entered a warrant into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the subject of the warrant.
CBP officers recognized the name David J. Newbeck from a homicide warrant issued by Suffolk County, New York Police Department. 9.
Newbeck, 33, was arrested October 14 when he attempted to board a flight heading out of the country. He was arrested without incident and turned over to Houston Police Department, pending extradition to New York.
"Although our primary mission is to protect our country from terrorists and terrorists' weapons, we do take every opportunity to affect the arrest of criminals and individuals wanted by other law enforcement agencies," said Jeffrey O. Baldwin Sr., CBP director of Houston Field Operations. "This arrest is indicative of the vigilance and commitment to duty our officers exhibit on a daily basis."
The NCIC database is a computerized index of criminal justice information that includes fugitives. The database is available to federal, state, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice 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.