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CBP Officers At Alexandria Bay Arrest Man Wanted For Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Release Date: 
April 20, 2012

Alexandria Bay, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a United States citizen who was wanted for possession of sexual exploitation of minors.

On April 19, CBP Officers working at the Alexandria Bay Bridge encountered 52-year-old Merle Shamblin, a United States citizen from Bunnell, Fla. Shamblin was traveling in a commercial truck that was denied entry into Canada and returned to the United States due to Shamblin being wanted.

Upon his arrival at the Port of Alexandria Bay, CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition to Florida. Shamblin was wanted for 40 separate acts of sexual exploitation of minors out of Flagler County, Fla. Shamblin was arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the New York State Troopers pending extradition.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021