BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two wanted fugitives each on Tuesday at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
CBP officers at IAD arrested:
- Omar Mahamed Abdulahi, 23, of Annandale, Va., on larceny and assault charges out of Fairfax County, Va., as he prepared to depart the U.S. for Switzerland. CBP turned Abdulahi over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.
- Adonis Nseudi, 30, of Upper Marlboro, Md., on second degree assault charges out of Prince George County, Md., after he arrived on a flight from Belgium. CBP turned Nseudi over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.
CBP officers at BWI arrested:
- Raha S. Robinson, 24, of Boiling Springs, S.C., on rape allegations out of Riley County, Kansas. Robinson returned to the U.S. from Germany. CBP turned Robinson over to Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
- Scott W. Lewis, 35, of York, Pa., for a probation violation on a traffic violation in Harford County, Md., after Lewis arrived from Punta Cana. CBP turned Lewis over to Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
“As the nation’s border security agency, Customs and Border Protection sometimes encounter travelers with outstanding arrest warrants and returns them to face their charges,” said Augustine Moore, CBP Director, Baltimore Field Operations. “These warrant arrests are examples of CBP’s collaboration with our law enforcement partners to protect victims’ rights, return fugitives to justice, and to help keep our communities safe.”
CBP officers examine passenger manifests on arriving international flights before those flights land. CBP works with the wanting jurisdiction to verify that the warrant and extradition order remain active. CBP then verifies that the traveler is the subject of the warrant, and works with local law enforcement to initiate extradition to the wanting jurisdiction.
On average, CBP arrests 23 wanted persons every day at air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States.
CBP routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights and intercepts narcotics, weapons, currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items. View CBP Snapshot to learn some of what CBP achieves ‘On a Typical Day.’
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel website to learn rules, tips and advice to help quickly complete their CBP international arrivals inspection.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.