Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Sunday who was wanted by the Sonoma County, Calif. Sheriff’s Office for assault.
Michael Edward Seche, 22 of Windsor, Calif., was boarding a flight to Reykjavik, Iceland when he was stopped and questioned by CBP officers. The officers determined Seche to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Sonoma County, Calif. Sheriff’s Office for assault. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Seche was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
“As guardians of our nation’s borders CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” said Christopher Hess, 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 makes 54 criminal arrests a day at U.S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP Travel to learn rules and 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.