BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers identified an aircraft arriving at Niagara Falls International Airport on February 4, whose pilot was wanted on a Maryland warrant for a weapons offense.
CBP officers met the private aircraft on arrival, where they confirmed the outstanding warrant and arrested the pilot. After processing, the pilot was turned over to the Lewiston Police, facing extradition to Maryland.
“We continue to work closely all law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our citizens. These partnerships are essential in ensuring wanted subjects are turned over to proper authorities,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “Our officers are vigilant in their efforts to expedite legitimate travelers while interdicting criminals.”
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.