STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Tuesday who was wanted on two separate warrants of arrest.
Phung Van Truong, 42, of Annandale, Va., arrived on a flight from Korea. CBP officers determined Truong to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Falls Church, Va., Police Department for assault, and an arrest warrant issued by the U.S. Marshal’s Service for a probation violation stemming from a fraud charge.
CBP officers verified the validity of both warrants and confirmed extradition with the Falls Church Police Department. The U.S. Marshal’s told CBP officers they would pick up Truong after his Falls Church case is completed. CBP officers arrested Truong and turned him over to Falls Church officers.
“The United States welcomes the world however; CBP 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 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.