BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Peace Bridge arrested a man on October 14, wanted in Pennsylvania for dangerous drugs/manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture.
CBP officers working primary inspection became aware that Charles Morris, age 44, was wanted in Easton, Pa., after receiving an alert from the National Crime Information Center. Morris was escorted to secondary inspection where officers confirmed the warrant. Morris was arrested and turned over to the Buffalo Police Department for processing and extradition.
“We continue to work closely all law enforcement agencies to ensure wanted criminals face justice,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “These partnerships are essential to protecting our borders and our communities.”
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for crimes such as homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, child sexual abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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.