Niagara Falls, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Buffalo Field Office, is reporting the arrests of two wanted fugitives from justice.
Arrested on April 28, at the Rainbow Bridge was Anyely Reyes, a 28-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic, permanent resident of the United States. Ms. Reyes faces charges out of Hamilton, Ohio for failure to appear for sentencing on convictions relating to cocaine possession and trafficking. She fled the U.S. in April 2008 to Canada where she attempted to make a refugee claim. That claim was denied and she then was deported by Canadian authorities on Wednesday. Reyes was arrested by CBP officers and turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to complete the extradition process to Ohio.
Arrested on April 28, at the Champlain port of entry was Darine Chely, a 51-year-old female, U.S. citizen from Boulder, Co. Chely was attempting to depart the U.S. to avoid prosecution relating to weapons charges and jury tampering. CBP officers arrested Chely on two outstanding warrants issued out of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. After her initial appearance for a weapons charge in March 2010, Chely was accused of attempting to bribe a jury member during that trial. Chely was turned over to the custody of the New York State Troopers for extradition to Colorado.
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.