NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced today the arrest of a U.S. lawful permanent resident wanted on multiple felony charges.
On August 7, CBP officers working at the Rainbow Bridge port of entry encountered 34-year-old Lathon Yee, a citizen of Jamaica, and resident of Orlando, Fla.
Lee arrived at the Rainbow Bridge port of entry returning from a trip to Canada. Officers on primary were alerted to an active warrant for Lee and he was immediately escorted to the secondary area for warrant confirmation.
Lee was found to be wanted by the Orange County Sheriff's Department for grand theft of a motor vehicle.
CBP officers verified the warrant and confirmed extradition to Florida. Lee was arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the Niagara Falls Police Department pending extradition.
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.