Border Patrol agents helped Canadian authorities track down a fugitive, alleged sexual predator that had fled north to avoid prosecution.
Last week, Canadian Border Service agents working on intelligence from the U.S. Border Patrol, were able to arrest 23-year-old Adrian C. Peters at a hotel in Ottawa, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol revealed.
Peters had fled to Canada right before his June 30 court hearing in Illinois. The man is currently facing a 12-count indictment on sexual exploitation of a minor charges. The FBI had arrested Peters in 2015 following an investigation into the case.
The involvement of Border Patrol agents in the case began on June 29, following a traffic stop. During questioning, the driver told agents that he had taken Peters to the northern U.S. border so he could cross illegally into Canada. The man then provided authorities the identity and vehicle description of the person that had picked up Peters in Canada.
Border Patrol agents provided the information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection so they could place an alert on the vehicle when it tried to re-enter the country. The vehicle had crossed into Canada through Rouses Point New York and then tried to cross back through Champlain, New York. At the crossing point, authorities detained the driver. During questioning, the driver gave agents the location of Peters’ hotel.
Border Patrol agents provided the information to their Canadian counterparts who then carried out the arrest and are preparing Peters’ extradition. The two drivers remain in federal custody facing charges of abetting felon to flee from prosecution.
“This latest case is an excellent example of utilizing the whole of government approach to bring a wanted fugitive to justice,” said Chief Patrol Agent John Pfeifer, Swanton Border Patrol Sector in a prepared statement.