BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry detained a 34-year-old Chinese man Sunday night when an outstanding National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant was found during a routine examination.
The warrant was out of King County for delivery of a controlled substance. The man was a lawful permanent resident of the United States living in Seattle. The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office transported the man to their Bellingham facility to await extradition.
“I am proud of my officers’ continued vigilance and their commitment to keeping communities safe,” said Area Port Director Kenneth Williams. “The men and women of CBP are dedicated individuals who perform their duties with pride and professionalism.”
Bail was set at $20,000 and the man remains in the Whatcom County Jail.
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.