BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry took a 30-year-old Oklahoma man into custody when a routine inspection revealed he was wanted for burglary with assault and probation violation.
Derrik Andrew Micheal Dawydow arrived as a passenger on a commercial bus. When officers queried his name, it revealed he was the subject of a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant issued in Florida.
“CBP officers are vigilant to arrest those who are trying to avoid detection in violation of federal law,” said Acting Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams. “Mr. Dawydow will soon be back in Florida to face the charges against him, thanks to outstanding work by our officers.”
After the warrant was confirmed, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to transport the man to their facility to await extradition.
NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
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.