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Dulles CBP Arrests Fugitive

Release Date: 
November 1, 2013

STERLING, VA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Wednesday who was wanted by the Boone County, Mo. Sheriff's Office for child neglect.

Robert Charles Smith, 50 of Portage, Mich., arrived on a flight from Zimbabwe. CBP officers determined Smith to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Boone County, Mo. Sheriff's Office for child neglect. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Smith 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 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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021