BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Thursday who was wanted by the Takoma Park, Md., Police Department for First Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder.
Hussain Ali Zadeh, of Takoma Park, arrived on a flight from Jamaica. CBP officers determined Zadeh to be subject to an active arrest warrant issued by the Takoma Park Police Department. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Zadeh and turned him over to Takoma Park Police.
“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 Dianna Bowman CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 21 wanted persons a day at U. S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers can visit CBP’s website to learn how CBP facilitates legitimate trade and travel while securing our nation's borders.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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.