Baltimore — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Monday who was wanted by the Howard County, Md. Police Department for sex abuse, minor/child porn film in sex act.
Jeremy Henry Sykes, 43 of Columbia, Md., arrived on a flight from Mexico. CBP officers determined Sykes to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Howard County, Md. Police Department for sex abuse, minor/child porn film in sex act. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Sykes was arrested by CBP and turned over to Howard County police detectives.
“This latest arrest of another alleged child sex predator again illustrates the vigilance of CBP officers in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” said Dianna Bowman Acting CBP Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U.S. ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.