CBP Arrests Robbery Suspect at DFW
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) arrested a U.S. citizen, on an outstanding warrant for two counts of felony robbery, Thursday.
CBP officers matched the subject,14, to an outstanding warrant out of Fairfax County, Virginia.
The subject was attempting to board a flight to Belize, with his parents, when CBP officers intercepted him. CBP officers escorted the subject to the CBP inspection area, where they positively identified him as the subject of the warrant. Officers arrested the subject and turned him over to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Police where he awaits extradition to Fairfax County, Virginia.
“Our agency supports local law enforcement partners every day and one of our duties include interdicting travelers who are fugitives to outstanding arrest warrants,” said CBP Dallas Area Port Director Cleatus P. Hunt.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
In fiscal year 2017, CBP officers arrested an average of 21 wanted persons each day at 328 air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States.
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.