Detroit- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel located a 12-year-old female runaway on board the Tunnel Bus late Sunday night.
On July 19, CBP officers conducting an inspection of the Tunnel Bus, a cross-border commuter service through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, encountered the minor female with no documents, traveling alone.
Officers questioned the juvenile and discovered that the minor was a possible runaway. Coordination with the Windsor, Ontario Police Department confirmed that she had indeed, ran away from home.
“Working together during incidents such as this shows how local and federal agencies are able to coordinate efforts to locate runaways,” said David Beculheimer acting port director. “CBP officers in Detroit, together with the CBSA and officers from the Windsor Police Department, were able to locate this missing juvenile and get her home safely.”
The minor was reunited with her mother in Canada with the assistance of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Windsor Police.
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.