STERLING, Va. — As the nation’s border security agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is charged with knowing precisely who is arriving and departing the United States. Sometimes, CBP officers encounter fugitives wanted for a variety of arrest warrants, and this week has been a busy week of fugitive arrests for CBP officers at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Officers arrested four such wanted persons during the last five days. These arrests included:
In all cases, CBP worked with the wanting jurisdictions to ensure the warrants were active, verified the identity of all wanted persons, and turned the fugitives over to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.
“Customs and Border Protection officers take very seriously our responsibility of identifying fugitives who arrive at our ports of entry and returning them to face justice for crimes they may have committed,” said Stephen Kremer, Acting CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington.
CBP maintains a robust law enforcement posture at our nation’s 328 international ports of entry and routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international travelers and cargo. In addition to arresting wanted fugitives, CBP removes immigration law violators, and intercepts narcotics, weapons, unreported currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items.
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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.