Erie, Pa. – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Erie Border Patrol Station recently assisted in the arrest of a criminal alien.
On March 4, 2016, agents from the Erie Border Patrol Station assisted Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers to locate and apprehend Fahad Ahmad Omish, a citizen of Saudi Arabia.
Omish legally entered the U.S. on August 24, 2015, to attend Gannon University in Erie, Pa. On December 17, 2015, Omish was arrested and charged with 13 offenses under the Pennsylvania criminal code, including distribution and possession of child pornography.
On March 2, 2016, Omish was convicted and sentenced to 13 years of probation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers took custody of Omish. He will be detained without bond until his removal from the U.S.
Erie Station Patrol Agent-in-Charge Rodney Bentle said, “the U.S. Border Patrol assists law enforcement partners every day in securing our border, which includes insuring the safety of our residents. The conviction and arrest of this individual highlights the cooperation between law enforcement agencies in bringing criminals to justice. I commend our law enforcement partners and agents for their hard work and commitment to service.”
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.