BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport arrested two U.S. citizens Monday, one on an arrest warrant and the other for violation of a protection order.
Robert Mars Ross, 48, of Falls Church, Va., was boarding a flight to Iceland. CBP officers determined Ross to be the subject of an arrest warrant obtained by the George Mason University Police Department for larceny. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Ross and turned him over to Maryland Transportation Authority police officers for extradition.
Monterrio Donte McFarlin, 39, of Bowie, Md., was boarding a flight to Jamaica. CBP officers determined McFarlin to be the subject of a protection order issued by the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office and that he was traveling with the protected person, his wife. CBP officers turned Ross over to Maryland Transportation Authority police officers who arrested Ross for violation of the protection order.
“CBP remains 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 are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until 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.