**Editor’s Note: CBP will not provide a photograph of the subject.
Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Thursday who was wanted by the Orange County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on an assault with a deadly weapon charge.
Zewditu Asfaw, 45 of Orlando, Fla., arrived on a flight from Ethiopia. CBP officers determined Asfaw to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Orange County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Asfaw was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington 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 Christopher Hess 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 makes 54 criminal arrests 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.