Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch port of entry took a Canadian man into custody for failure to appear for an alleged sexual assault including four counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 15-years-old. The Delta Police from Delta, British Columbia, Canada, transported George Wilcox, 57, to Blaine when a name check revealed he was the subject of a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant for sexual assault.
The warrant was issued by the U.S. Marshals Service and officials were waiting for the suspect when the Delta Police delivered the fugitive to the border on Nov. 13.
“This arrest demonstrates CBP’s continued cooperation among various U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies,” said Blaine Acting Area Port Director Kenneth Williams. “Apprehending felons with outstanding warrants is a critical element of our border security efforts. These partnerships ensure we keep our nations protected.”
NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. CBP officers on the U.S./Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion, based on information from NCIC.
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.