Sterling, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Germantown, Md., man attempting to board a Paris, France-bound flight at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday on aggravated assault charges from Montgomery County, Md..
CBP officers stopped Amadou Bah, 29, a Guinea citizen and lawful permanent resident of the U.S., in the jetway to the departing flight’s gate. Officers verified Bah’s identity, confirmed that the arrest warrant remained active, and then arrested Bah.
CBP officers turned Bah over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.
“As our nation’s premier border security agency, Customs and Border Protection officers take great pride in identifying arriving and departing wanted persons at our international ports of entry, and returning them to our law enforcement partners to face justice,” 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. To learn more about CBP's border security mission please visit CBP's Border Security website.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
Criminal complaints are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
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.