Ogdensburg, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrest of a Canadian citizen wanted in Florida on a recent warrant.
CBP officers working yesterday at the Ogdensburg, N.Y. port of entry encountered 42-year-old Mark Daniel Maren, a Canadian citizen from Toronto, Ontario, as he applied for admission into the United States. Maren presented a Canadian passport as proof of citizenship and identity and advised CBP that his purpose for entering the United States was to obtain an entry waiver.
Maren explained that he has an extensive criminal record in Canada, making him otherwise inadmissible into the United States. Primary system checks revealed the possibility of an active warrant of arrest in the United States. Maren was referred for a CBP secondary enforcement exam.
During the secondary inspection, additional record checks confirmed that Maren was in fact the subject of a no-bond felony warrant issued on January 10 by the Pinellas County, Fla. sheriff's department. The warrant charges Maren with scheme to defraud.
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.