Seattle - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended an Olympia, Washington man on Saturday who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals on a no-bail 1st degree felony warrant for a drug distribution charge in Provo, Utah. The warrant was issued on August 11, 2010.
Officers arrested Brigham John Burr, 41, upon his arrival to the United States at SeaTac Airport aboard Delta Airlines flight #233 from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Burr was met planeside by CBP officers and identified by his U.S. passport. After verification of the warrant with authorities in Provo, Burr was immediately taken into custody by CBP officers and ultimately turned over to the Port of Seattle Police for extradition back to Utah.
"CBP officers at SeaTac International Airport continue to target and apprehend wanted individuals arriving in the United States," said Mark Wilkerson, area port director for CBP in Seattle. "Our efforts, supported by local law enforcement agencies like the Port of Seattle Police Department, are part of the ongoing effort to keep communities safe."
NCIC is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies. These warrants are for a wide range of offenses and include money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual abuse of children, violation of protection orders, fraud, failure to appear, 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.