BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry took into custody a man wanted in Henrico County, Virginia, for alleged embezzlement. The man attempted to enter the United States on September 26.
CBP officers arrested Darius Green, 25, when a name check revealed he was the subject of a National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) warrant for embezzlement.
“There are times during the course of routine operations when we encounter persons wanted by other law enforcement agencies. When that occurs, we take the appropriate law enforcement action,” said Blaine Area Port Director Gregory Alvarez. “We are proud of our officers’ continuing vigilance and their commitment to keeping communities safe throughout the United States.”
After the outstanding warrant for arrest was verified with Henrico County Police Department in Virginia, Green was transported to the Whatcom County Jail by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department to await extradition back to Virginia.
NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. CBP officers on the U.S./Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion, based on information from NCIC.
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