BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry detained a 36-year-old Seattle man Sunday when a name check revealed he was the subject of a National Crime Information Center warrant for possession of material depicting a person under 14.
The warrant was issued by Mountain View Police Department located in Santa Clara County, California. After confirmation of the warrant, he was transported to the Whatcom County Jail by Washington State Patrol pending extradition to California.
“CBP officers remain diligent each day in order to intercept wanted individuals,” said Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams. “The work we do is vital to protecting our communities and those within them. Protecting children from dangerous individuals remains one of our top priorities.”
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 homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
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.