BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the arrest of a citizen of Canada on a charge of eluding inspection.
On March 24, CBP officers encountered a vehicle at the Peace Bridge border crossing in Buffalo, N.Y. Upon inspecting the vehicle CBP officers discovered a male subject hidden in the trunk behind luggage.
CBP officers processed the subject, who was determined to be Demetry Furman, a 41-year-old citizen of Canada. Furman had previously been refused admission to the United States due to his criminal record.
Furman was arrested by CBP officers and arraigned in federal court on March 25 on a charge of eluding inspection.
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.