Charges include organized crime, larceny, fraud
HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in Dallas and Houston arrested three international travelers with outstanding warrants Jan. 25.
CBP officers arrested three U.S. citizens who were each traveling separately and each are wanted in three separate investigations.
Two men and a woman were sought in separate incidents of engaging in organized criminal activity, larceny and fraud investigations, respectively.
“When we encounter persons wanted by other law enforcement agencies, we verify the warrant and then carryout the appropriate law enforcement action,” said Houston CBP Director of Field Operations Judson W. Murdock II.
At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, CBP officers arrested Mydung Nguyen, 30, who was returning to the U. S. from Korea. Nguyen was wanted in Tyler, Texas for engaging in organized criminal activity. CBP officers turned Nguyen over to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Department of Public Safety for extradition.
At George Bush International Airport, Athanasia Karvounis, 48, was returning to the U. S. from Turkey when CBP officers arrested her. Karvounis was wanted in Los Angeles County, California for fraudarris CountyH. CBP officers turned Karvouis over to Houston Police Department for extradition.
Also at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Mohammad Ali Sumar, 53, was arriving from Turkey when CBP officers arrested him. Sumar was wanted in Shreveport, Louisiana for larceny and fraud. CBP officers turned Sumar over to Houston Police Department for extradition.
On a typical day in 2014, CBP officers arrest 21 wanted persons at U.S. ports of entry around the country. More information is available about a typical day in CBP in 2014 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.