Houlton Sector Border Patrol Checkpoint Nets ICE Fugitive
MATTAMISCONTIS, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Houlton Station operating an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 95 in Mattamiscontis township, Maine arrested a fugitive criminal alien Wednesday wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The Haitian national had an outstanding order of deportation issued out of Florida from December 2007. The subject has an extensive criminal history to include arrests for cocaine possession, possession of concealed firearm, and resisting an officer. He also is the subject of a current protection order out of Lee County, Fla. The subject will be turned over to ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations.
“This apprehension of a fugitive criminal alien highlights the importance and value of Border Patrol immigration checkpoints to enforce our nation’s laws, including immigration laws,” said Patrol Agent in Charge Brent Conley, Houlton Border Patrol Station.
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