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CBP Officers Arrest Amtrak Passenger For Passport Fraud

Release Date: 
November 22, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspecting travelers on an Amtrak train in Niagara Falls arrested a traveler on Sunday who attempted to enter the U.S. using another person’s passport.

Amtrak bridge at Niagara Falls
Amtrak bridge at Niagara Falls

“An individual is considered an imposter when they present a travel document that does not belong to them and attempt entry into the United States. Our officers are expertly trained in detecting this type of fraud,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “We work closely with the U.S. Attorney’s office to ensure that these types of violators face justice.”

CBP officers encountered Adam Doumbouya, a 30-year-old female citizen of Ireland, who presented an Irish passport bearing a different photo and name. 

Utilizing outstanding observational and interview techniques along with biometric verification, CBP officers apprehended and arrested Doumbouya.

Doumbouya made an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate on Monday, and was charged with misuse of a passport and making a false statement. The subject was remanded to custody pending a detention hearing.

The fact that a person has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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November 22, 2017