Dulles CBP Arrests Fugitive
STERLING, VA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a citizen of Bangladesh Monday who was wanted by the Henrico County, Va. Police Department for theft and battery.
Muhammad Mahfuz Molla, 38 of Arlington, Va., arrived on a flight from Qatar. CBP officers determined Molla to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Henrico County, Va. Police Department for theft and battery. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Molla 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 placed an immigration detainer on Molla, who is a legal permanent resident of the U.S., which ensures that he is returned to CBP upon the adjudication of any charges.
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.