SEATTLE—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the SeaTac International Airport encountered a 28-year-old male fugitive wanted for escape from custody by the Washington State Department of Corrections.
Amit Mohan Shamar arrived at SeaTac aboard All Nippon Airlines flight number 1078 on Wednesday, June 26. After querying law enforcement databases and developing information regarding Shamar's outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants, CBP officers took him into custody immediately upon his arrival from Japan at about eleven o'clock a.m..
CBP officers escorted Shamar, a U.S. citizen, into a secure location where his identity was confirmed using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and other databases. Additionally, CBP officers contacted the Port of Seattle Police Department to confirm that Shamar had an active warrant for escape.
After processing Shamar for entry into the U.S., officers turned him over to the Port of Seattle Police Department for transfer to the State Department of Corrections.
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.