STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives in two days, December 2-3.
Gerson Noe Fuentes Gonzalez, 37, citizen of El Salvador and U.S. permanent resident living in Clinton, Md., arrived on a flight from El Salvador on December 2. CBP officers determined Gonzalez to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Fairfax County, Va. Police Department for Child Neglect. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Gonzalez was arrested by CBP and turned over to Fairfax County police officers.
G-Adnan Mahmoud Dahir, 20, a U.S. citizen living in Herndon, Va., arrived on a flight from Iceland on December 3. CBP officers determined Dahir to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Harrisonburg, Va., Police Department for a probation violation stemming from a failure to appear on a misdemeanor petit larceny charge. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Dahir was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
“We were pleased to stand by our state and local law enforcement partners and bring these fugitives to justice,” said Wayne Biondi CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington Dulles. “CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny.”
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section 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.