BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced today the arrest of a U.S. citizen wanted on multiple homicide charges.
On August 8, CBP officers working at the Peace Bridge port of entry encountered 25-year-old Ali Elatrache, a citizen of the United States and resident of Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Elatrache arrived at the Peace Bridge port of entry in the custody of the Toronto Police Fugitive Task Force on Thursday afternoon. Arrangements had previously been made by the Toronto Police Department and CBP for the return of Elatrache to the States in order to face his charges.
Elatrache was found to be wanted by the Wayne County Police Department in Michigan for homicide-murder in the first degree-premeditated, homicide-felony murder, home invasion-first degree and stalking.
CBP officers verified the warrant and confirmed extradition to Michigan. Elatrache was arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the Buffalo 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.