BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations announced the arrest of a citizen of China on charges of misuse of a passport.
On January 6th, CBP Officers encountered a female at the Peace Bridge border crossing in Buffalo, N.Y. The subject presented a valid Korean passport. Primary name queries returned results that the document had been reported as a lost or stolen passport.
During secondary inspection, the subject's fingerprints were taken and confirmed her true identity as Tian Zhen Shao, a 31-year-old citizen of China. Ms. Shao admitted her true identity to CBP Officers and that she was not the rightful owner of the presented document.
Ms. Shao was arrested by CBP Officers and will face federal prosecution on charges of misuse of a passport.
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.