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CBP Arrests Felony Rape Suspect at Washington Dulles International Airport

Release Date: 
July 3, 2018

STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested an Anne Arundel County, Md., rape suspect at Washington Dulles International Airport when he returned on a flight from El Salvador on June 29. 

CBP officers arrested 39 year-old Marvin Del Cid Morales, a naturalized U.S. citizen, on an outstanding warrant for second degree rape.

Morales had traveled from El Salvador to Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP officers matched Morales to an outstanding warrant for second degree rape before he arrived. CBP officers met the subject’s Avianca flight and escorted him to CBP’s secondary inspection area. Once Morales was positively identified as the subject of the warrant, officers transferred custody of Morales to the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition to Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

“Customs and Border Protection supports our local law enforcement partners every day, and CBP takes pride in identifying and interdicting travelers who are fugitives to outstanding arrest warrants,” said Casey Durst, CBP's field operations director in Baltimore.  “The arrest of this subject exhibits the steadfast commitment of CBP officers to keeping our country safe.”

Criminal charges are merely allegations.  Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

CBP arrested an average of 21 wanted persons each day at 328 air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States.  Learn more of what CBP achieves “On a Typical Day” during 2017.

CBP’s Office of Field Operations

Almost a million times each day, CBP officers welcome international travelers into the U.S.  In screening both foreign visitors and returning U.S. citizens, CBP uses a variety of techniques to intercept narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products, and to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong.  For international travel tips, please visit CBP’s Travel webpage.

CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations, who enforce all applicable U.S. laws, including against illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling and illegal importation, and by CBP agriculture specialists, who protect U.S. agriculture from the introduction of pests or disease from overseas sources. 

Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders, or by visiting www.CBP.gov.

 

 

 

 

Last modified: 
July 3, 2018