HAMBURG, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station arrested two illegal aliens late last month, including one subject identified as a fugitive from Immigration Customs and Enforcement.
The Hamburg Police Department called Border Patrol agents on November 24, requesting assistance with subjects encountered while investigating an area with recent reports of property theft. As a result of assistance provided, Charles Alves-De Mirando, age 21, and Luiz Octone De Alcantara, age 38, were encountered and determined to be illegally present in the U.S. The subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station for processing.
Record checks revealed that Alves-De Miranda was previously arrested by U.S. Border Patrol in 2015, in Rio Grande City, Texas. Alves-De Miranda was given notice to appear for an immigration hearing, which he failed to attend. He was ordered removed from the U.S. in absentia, and classified as an ICE fugitive.
De Alcantara stated he illegally entered the U.S. in 2015 by crossing the Rio Grande River. Both individuals are being held in DHS custody pending their removal from the U.S.
“This arrest showcases the efforts of the men and women of the Buffalo Border Patrol Station and local law enforcement. Apprehending and removing criminals from our communities allows us a safer place to live,” said Allen Filarecki, deputy patrol-agent-In-charge of the Buffalo Border Patrol Station.
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.