Detroit - On Thursday October 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Detroit Canada Tunnel apprehended two men involved with a string of burglaries in Saginaw County, Michigan.
The two 18-year-old U.S. citizens were refused entry into Canada. Upon their return to the U.S., and initial questioning by the primary CBP officer, the vehicle was escorted to the secondary area for further inspection.
Secondary checks of national databases along with fingerprints showed multiple charges for one of the men, including dangerous drugs, controlled substance, burglary, larceny and a home invasion conviction.
Articles such as lock boxes, jewelry, electronics and personal documents not belonging to either individual were found during the vehicle inspection. CBP officers contacted the owners of the documents who each confirmed their homes had been broken into within the last few days. The Saginaw County Sheriff's office confirmed the items in the subject's vehicle were linked to burglary reports in the area.
"One of the key benefits of Customs and Border Protection is the dedication the officers have in arresting dangerous suspects," said Roderick Blanchard, CBP port director in Detroit. "As a law enforcement agency, CBP remains committed to taking dangerous individuals off our streets."
The two subjects, vehicle and all contents of the vehicle were turned over to the Bridgeport Township Police Department, who are handling the investigations of the burglaries. Both individuals are currently being held at the Saginaw County Jail.
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.