Trusted Traveler Program Truly for the Trustworthy
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport detained a Global Entry applicant wanted for assault and bodily injury, May 20.
The 34-year-old U.S. citizen scheduled an interview at DFW’s Global Entry Enrollment Center to become a member of CBP’s popular Trusted Traveler Program, Global Entry.
Every trusted traveler member undergoes a required background check and it was during this check that CBP officers discovered an arrest warrant for Suhail Rahman Khan. CBP officers detained Khan while the arrest warrant was confirmed. Once the warrant was determined to be active, Khan was turned over to DFW Department of Public Safety to await extradition to Bexar County, Texas.
“During the course of our day-to-day duties, we at times come into contact with persons wanted by law enforcement agencies,” said Dallas Area Assistant Port Director Angel McKinney. “When those opportunities present themselves, we exercise our authority as a federal law enforcement agency to render the appropriate level of support to our colleagues at the local, state and federal level.”
Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance program for pre-approved low-risk international travelers coming into the U.S. More than 1.38 million members have enrolled directly in Global Entry thus far and there are more than 2.4 million trusted travelers with Global Entry benefits.
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.