BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry took two men into custody this week when routine inspections found both were wanted on National Crime Information Center warrants out of California.
A Canadian citizen was wanted on an active NCIC warrant for fraud and a United States citizen had a full extradition warrant for a parole violation.
“CBP officers are diligent in keeping criminals out of our neighborhoods,” said Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams. “At the end of the day, two criminals are back in custody where they belong.”
Both men were taken to the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham to await extradition.
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.