SEATTLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport took a man into custody Thursday when they discovered that the man had a federal warrant for his arrest.
The 60-year-old man, who is a U.S. citizen, arrived aboard a flight from Taiwan. Upon further inspection CBP officers discovered the man was wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on an outstanding federal warrant on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud.
The man was taken into custody and turned over to the Port of Seattle Police.
“CBP works closely with state, local and other federal agencies to help keep our communities safe,” said Area Port Director Mark Wilkerson. “This arrest demonstrates the vigilance of our frontline officers in safeguarding our borders and ensuring that wanted individuals face justice for the crimes of which they have been accused.”
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.