STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two fugitives at Washington Dulles International Airport Friday, one wanted in Virginia on multiple charges of credit card fraud, and one in Maryland on a traffic offense.
Is Atta Sitta Sesay, 26, of Lanham, Md., who arrived from London, United Kingdom, was wanted by the Fairfax County, Va., Police Department on multiple criminal charges of credit card fraud and credit card larceny. Fairfax County Police were on site to take Sesay into custody.
Grace Fultang, 28, of Bowie, Md., arrived from Cameroon via France, and was wanted by the Maryland State Police for failing to appear on a traffic offense. CBP turned Fultang over to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.
In both cases, CBP verified the identity of each fugitive, confirmed that the arrest warrant remained active and that the wanting jurisdiction wanted custody.
One vital element of CBP’s layered strategy of protecting the United States is knowing precisely who is arriving and departing the U.S. Sometimes, CBP officers encounter fugitives who are wanted by various jurisdictions across the nation on active criminal arrest warrants.
“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 Wayne R. Biondi, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington. “Maintaining active partnerships with law enforcement agencies at all levels of government is instrumental in keeping America safe.”
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.
Visit the Travel section of the CBP website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
Visit the Border Security section of the CBP website to learn more about how CBP secures our nation’s borders at our air, land and sea ports of entry.
The charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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.