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CBP Officers at the Rainbow Bridge Arrest Impostor

Release Date: 
July 19, 2012

Buffalo, N.Y. - U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a citizen of Ghana on charges of Misuse of a Passport.

On July 18, CBP officers encountered a female bus passenger at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The subject presented a valid Canadian passport and claimed that she was a Canadian citizen destined to a church event in Pennsylvania. CBP officers referred the subject for a secondary inspection.

During secondary inspection, the subject was interviewed and admitted her true identity as Rose Baffoe, a 43-year-old citizen of Ghana. Baffoe admitted to CBP officers that she used documents that did not belong to her in order to gain entry into the United States.

Baffoe was arrested by CBP officers and arraigned in federal court on July 19 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021