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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Douglas CBP Officers Seize Stolen Vehicle


Douglas, Ariz. — A pair of Sierra Vista, Ariz. women, Charlotte Shumsky and an unnamed passenger, were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on June 28, for driving a stolen vehicle through the Douglas port of entry.

Douglas CBP officers conducting outbound inspections referred the 22-year old Sierra Vista, Ariz., resident and her passenger for inspection of the Chevy SUV she was driving. When a routine records check determined the vehicle had been stolen on June 26, officers arrested both women and Douglas Police were contacted. The subjects were arrested and turned over to DPD along with the vehicle, without further incident.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within CBP tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports of entry. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. This mission also includes border-related duties including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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