BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry took a 52-year-old man into custody Saturday afternoon with help from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
The resident of Portland, Oregon, was attempting to enter Canada when CBSA contacted CBP to alert officers they were refusing entry to the man because of an active warrant out of Oregon for possession of methamphetamine. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) revealed he actually had an additional two warrants for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment.
“This case involved the cooperation and coordination of both the U.S. and Canada, as well as the states of Washington and Oregon,” said Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams. “We take pride in the fact that four agencies could work together seamlessly to bring this individual to justice.”
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, child sexual 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.