STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Salvadoran citizen Tuesday who was wanted by the Fairfax County, Va., Police Department for sexual assault and felony aggravated sexual battery.
Ildimar Godofredo Baires Orellana, 36, of Alexandria, Va., was waiting to board a flight to El Salvador when CBP officers determined Orellana to be subject to a Fairfax County arrest warrant. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Orellana and turned him over to Fairfax County police officers.
“CBP supports our partner law enforcement agencies and remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” said Wayne Biondi CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Washington Dulles.
CBP placed an immigration detainer on Orellana which ensures that he is returned to CBP upon the adjudication of any charges for further immigration processing.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 21 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.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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.