CHICAGO– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) arrested a 31-year-old male U.S Citizen who had an active felony warrant from New York for sexual assault.
Luis F. Vallejo arrived in Chicago from Malaysia, via Toyko, Wednesday, July 22, when CBP officers confirmed he was an exact match to an active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) arrest warrant out of New York City. He was immediately detained and arrested after disembarking his flight.
“Our highly trained officers are always on alert for those who are fleeing the country to avoid prosecution,” said Shane Campbell, Area Port Director, Chicago. “The use of a law enforcement databases, like NCIC, and intelligence by CBP officers is extremely instrumental in the apprehension of wanted criminals.”
The NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information, such as outstanding warrants, among law enforcement agencies. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have previously arrested individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations. Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders. Learn more about CBP at www.CBP.gov.