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FBI felony arrest warrant derails New York man’s visit to see mom

Release Date: 
June 29, 2016

BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry took a man into custody Saturday evening following notification from Vancouver Pre-Clearance that the 64 year old was arriving via Amtrak, with an outstanding felony warrant. He was heading to Redmond to visit his mom.

A 64-year-old man wanted by the FBI was apprehended by Customs and Border Protection Officers June 25 at Peace Arch Port of Entry in Blaine, Washington.
A 64-year-old man wanted by the FBI was
apprehended by Customs and Border
Protection officers June 25 at Peace Arch
Port of Entry in Blaine, Washington.

When the train arrived in Blaine, CBP officers immediately boarded and took him into custody. The Federal Bureau of Investigation warrant was for wire fraud out of New York. Once the FBI New York Field Office confirmed the warrant, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office was contacted to transport him to their Bellingham facility.

“These inter-agency arrests occur on a daily basis,” said area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams. “CBP officers are well-versed in arrest involving criminals wanted by other law enforcement agencies. Wire fraud is a serious crime and the FBI can now bring this individual to justice now that he has been located”.

On Monday, the FBI took custody of the man from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s office in Bellingham.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017