STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Monday who was wanted by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia for assault.
Jeremia Gibson Carrol, 44, of Reston, Va., arrived on a flight from Spain. CBP officers determined Carrol to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia for assault. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Carrol and turned him over to Metropolitan Airport Authority Police for extradition.
“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 Stephen Kremer 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.
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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.