Missing U.S. children found at border

Two children reported missing in the U.S. six months ago were located at the Douglas border last Thursday, when officers intercepted a man travelling with his two minor children.

Two children reported missing in the U.S. six months ago were located at the Douglas border last Thursday, when officers intercepted a man travelling with his two minor children.

Canada Border Services Agency spokesperson Erin Steeksma said a 33-year-old man was turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials after he failed to provide proof of full custody of the children he was travelling with.

The man told border officers he was moving to Alaska with the children, and presented officers with multiple documents, Steeksma said.

However, the documents failed to prove custody, and further checks determined the man is the subject of a Domestic Violence Protective Order, Steeksma said.

A check of the National Criminal Information Centre revealed the children were reported missing last May.

They were returned to the U.S. and placed in the care of child protection officials there.

Their mother was also notified, Steeksma said, noting CBSA has to date reunited 1,650 missing or abducted children with their legal guardians.

Anyone with information about missing children may call 1-877-318-3576 or visit www.ourmissingchildren.gc.ca or www.cbsa.gc.ca

 

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