DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport arrested a man, with an active felony warrant for sexual assault of child, May 30.
The traveler, 26, was returning to the U.S. from Dubai when CBP officers arrested him.
The traveler, a lawful permanent resident, was wanted in Arlington, Texas for sexual assault of child under the age of 17.
“When we encounter persons wanted by other law enforcement agencies, we verify the warrant and then carryout the appropriate law enforcement action,” said CBP Area Port Director Cleatus Hunt.
CBP officers turned the traveler over to DFW Department of Public Safety.
On a typical day in 2015, CBP officers arrested 23 wanted persons at U.S. ports of entry around the country. More information is available about a typical day in CBP in 2015 and previous years.
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.