BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry detained a 22-year-old Lee’s Summit, Mo., woman on Saturday when a name check revealed she was the subject of a National Crime Information Center warrant for failure to appear for a dangerous drugs charge.
The warrant was issued by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office in Huntsville, Missouri. After confirmation of the warrant, she was transported to the Whatcom County Jail by Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office pending extradition to Missouri.
“CBP officers remain diligent each day in order to intercept wanted individuals,” said Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams. “Our work is vital to protecting our communities and those within them.”
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.