CBP Arrests Wanted Fugitive with an Illegal Handgun at the Peace Bridge
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Buffalo Port of Entry arrested a 24-year-old male United States citizen from Snellville, Georgia who had two outstanding warrants from the city of Buffalo Police Department and possessed a loaded pistol.
On June 24, CBP agricultural specialists using non-intrusive-inspection-technology discovered a loaded pistol inside the U.S. citizen’s luggage. Further investigation by CBP officers revealed that the subject possessed the pistol unlawfully in New York State. During the secondary inspection process, CBP officers confirmed the subject to be an exact match to an active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant, wanted by the Buffalo Police Department for Petit Larceny and Criminal Mischief stemming from an incident on March 11, 2018.
“This warrant arrest and removal of an illegal handgun from our streets illustrate how U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to work alongside our law enforcement partners to return fugitives to justice, protect victims’ rights, and to help keep our communities safe,” said Acting Area Port Director Richard Roberts.
CBP officers turned the U.S. citizen over to the Buffalo Police in order to face warrant charges and felony weapons possession.
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