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.
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.
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.