BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry took a 32-year-old man into custody. Canada Border Services Agency officers escorted Marques Leroy Jones into CBP custody Monday night after a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant was found during a routine name check. The Grandview, Missouri native had an active warrant for possession of child pornography.
After the warrant was confirmed, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to transport the man to the Whatcom County Jail to await extradition.
“CBP officers are vigilant to arrest those who attempt to hide in far-away states, attempting to avoid punishment for their crimes,” said Area Port Director Ken Williams. “NCIC remains one of the many tools officers can access to get criminals like this off the street and away from our children.”
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 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.
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.