BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the apprehension and arrest of an individual attempting entry into the United States under an assumed identity.
Adama Conde, a 36 year-year-old male citizen of Guinea, was encountered by CBP Officers at the Peace Bridge on January 25th aboard a Greyhound bus. Mr. Conde presented the U.S, passport of a 28-year-old male born in Georgia bearing Conde's photo. CBP Officers later determined that the Guinean citizen used the false identity as a cover due to his being in deportation proceedings from the United States.
Mr. Conde was arraigned in federal court on January 31, and is currently facing charges of False Claim to US Citizenship and 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.