BALTIMORE—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Thursday who was wanted by the Montgomery County, Md. Sheriff's Office for a theft scheme over $500 and a probation violation.
Colina Maria Pugh, 39 of Washington D.C., was scheduled to leave on a flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica. CBP officers identified Pugh at the gate and determined she was subject to a valid warrant of arrest issued by the Montgomery County Md. Sheriff's Office for a theft scheme over $500 and a probation violation. The officers arrested Pugh and turned her over to Maryland Transportation Authority Police pending the arrival of officers from the Montgomery County Md. Sheriff's Office.
"CBP is committed to facilitating legitimate travel; however we stand ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," said Susan Thomas, 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 makes 54 criminal arrests 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.