DERBY LINE, Vt. — On July 13, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers assigned to the Derby Line port of entry apprehended a traveler that was listed as a “Fugitive of the Week” in Ohio nearly one year ago, July 2013.
CBP officers arrested Basim Barnes, 29, after he arrived at the border crossing in a 2000 BMW with Ohio plates.
During the inspection, CBP officers confirmed Barnes identity and verified that he was an outstanding fugitive and wanted on Federal weapons charges by the United States Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, – Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Barnes was taken into custody by CBP Field Operations officers and turned over to Vermont State Police. The subject will be extradited to Ohio to answer his charges in U.S Federal Court.
“Through vigilance and experience, our CBP officers continue to stop dangerous and wanted criminals at our many port of entries,” said Kevin W. Weeks, Director of Field Operations in Boston. “We constantly work with our law enforcement partners to return those running from the law, to face justice.”
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, composed of federal, state and local agencies, actively distributes “Fugitive of the Week” postings.
The charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
To keep our borders secure, every traveler entering a CBP port of entry is subject to a CBP inspection. For more information on CBP’s border security mission at our nation’s ports of entry, please visit the CBP website.
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.