BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry, detained a 45-year-old Hillsboro, Oregon, man Thursday when a name check revealed he was the subject of a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant for unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree of a minor, sexual abuse in the first degree, sodomy in the third degree and rape in the third degree.
The warrant was issued by Hillsboro Police Department located in in Washington County, Hillsboro. He was turned over to U.S. Marshals Service pending extradition to Hillsboro.
“CBP officers remain diligent in their efforts to intercept wanted individuals before they can do further harm to someone,” said acting Area Port Director Terry Schulze. “Our work is vital to protecting our communities and especially those who are vulnerable such as 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 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.