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Criminal suspect nabbed at U.S. border with Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanner



U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the capture of a fugitive based on biometric identification with the Kojak fingerprint scanner from Integrated Biometrics.

CBP purchased 5,000 Kojak livescan FAP 60 10-fingerprint scanners last April to upgrade its legacy technology. Fingerprint scan are used at the border to check the identity of people entering the country against the largest biometric database in the U.S., and international watchlists. The scans enabled CBP to identify and capture a suspect wanted for statutory rape in North Carolina at the Laredo Port of Entry.

“CBP recognizes the significance of bringing those charged with serious sex crimes to justice,” says Laredo Port of Entry Port Director Gregory Alvarez in CBP’s announcement. “We give these types of cases our utmost attention, hoping to give the victim and their family comfort, knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”

Nearly a million visitors to the U.S. are screened each day by CBP, according to Integrated Biometrics.

“We are extremely proud of the work we do with the CBP and other law enforcement agencies around the world,” Integrated Biometrics Executive Vice President David Gerulski comments in a company announcement. “But it’s the human side of this story that really impacts us as people. Helping to stop vicious criminals, safeguarding an individual’s right to vote, guaranteeing access to healthcare and education, identifying disaster victims to bring closure to their families – these are the kinds of things that keep us going, and maintain our focus on being the best.”

IB recently produced a series of short videos on the use of its mobile biometric scanners by Surrey Police.

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