Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations announced the arrest of a German citizen wanted in Georgia on animal cruelty charges.
On May 28, CBP Officers working at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, New York encountered 39-year-old Christiane Babic, also known as Christiane Judd, a German citizen living illegally in Ludowici, Georgia, as she presented herself for inspection after being denied entry into Canada. Primary system checks revealed the possibility of an active nationwide extradition warrant of arrest in the U.S. Babic was referred for a CBP secondary examination.
During the secondary examination, additional record checks confirmed that Babic was the subject of an arrest warrant for animal cruelty charges issued out of Long County, Georgia.
CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition to Georgia. Babic was arrested by CBP and turned over to the custody of the Buffalo Police pending extradition to Georgia.
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.