CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Champlain Port of Entry took two wanted men into custody Wednesday after they were turned over to CBP by Canada Border Services Agency officers.
“These arrests demonstrate the cooperative efforts between Canadian and U.S. law enforcement agencies to ensure wanted criminals are found and turned over to the proper authorities to face their charges,” said Area Port Director Paul Mongillo. “Our officers work diligently to protect our Nation’s borders and keep our communities safe.”
In two separate encounters, CBP officers arrested Munna Ali, a 27-year old male, and Pedro Oseguedo, a 35-year old male, after it was discovered that both men were the subjects of outstanding warrants in the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC).
Ali is wanted in Texas for theft between $1,500 - $20,000, and Oseguedo is wanted in New Jersey for sexual assault of a child less than 13, and for endangering the welfare of a child.
After confirming both outstanding warrants, Ali was turned over to the New York State Police and Oseguedo was turned over to the U.S. Marshalls Service and New York State Police to face 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 on the U.S./Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for crimes such as homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual assault, child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
On a typical day during fiscal year 2015, CBP arrests 23 wanted criminals at U.S. ports of entry. Click On a Typical Day in 2015 to view more CBP stats. Click on CBP.gov to learn how CBP secures our nation's borders while facilitating the free flow of legitimate trade and travel.
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.