DANVILLE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Danville Port of Entry took into custody a woman wanted in Ferry County, Washington, for an alleged felony possession of a narcotic with intent to deliver. The woman attempted to enter the United States on August 11 with her adult son.
CBP officers arrested Frances Roberts, 65, when a name check revealed she was the subject of a 1999 National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) warrant for possession of a narcotic with intent to deliver.
“There are times during the course of routine operations that we encounter persons wanted by other law enforcement agencies; when that occurs, we take the appropriate law enforcement action,” said Area Port Director Gregory Alvarez. “Although this warrant was issued several years ago, CBP officers’ attention to detail and vigilance ensured the arrest of this individual.”
After the outstanding warrant for arrest was verified with Ferry County, Roberts was turned over to Ferry County Sheriff’s Department.
NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. CBP officers on the U.S./Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion, based on information from NCIC.
For more information on CBP, visit http://www.cbp.gov/.
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.