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 Fairfax County, Va. Police Department for felony distribution of marijuana and money laundering.
Juan Diego Ceballos Trujillo, 28 of Kensington, Md., was boarding a flight to Bogota, Colombia when he was stopped and questioned by CBP officers. The officers determined Trujillo to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Fairfax County, Va. Police Department for felony distribution of marijuana and money laundering. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Trujillo was arrested by CBP and turned over to officers of the Fairfax County, Va. Police Department.
“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, 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’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.