STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Sunday who was wanted by the Fairfax County, Va. Police Department for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.
Silvio Jose Meza, 23, arrived on a flight from Panama. CBP officers determined Meza to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Fairfax County Police Department for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Meza and turned him over to Fairfax County officers.
“The United States is a welcoming nation however; CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” said Frances B. Garcia, Acting CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington Dulles.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
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.