BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge arrested a U.S. citizen this weekend, after discovering he was wanted for a probation violation in Georgia related to a narcotics conviction.
CBP officers intercepted a U.S. citizen with a lengthy criminal record and determined he was wanted by the State of Georgia for probation violation. The male subject, age 43, was traveling alone. CBP officers encountered the subject after he made a wrong turn to Canada on the Peace Bridge. CBP officers confirmed the subject's warrant and extradition, and turned him over to custody of Buffalo Police.
“Our officers work closely with other law enforcement agencies and provide support to our partners not just in the Buffalo area, but across the nation,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “We are responsible for assisting in enforcing many different laws at our borders, and strive to contribute to efforts to keep our communities and our country safe,” Frieling said.
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.