STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Mexican citizen Wednesday who was wanted by the Frederick County, Va. Sheriff’s Office for Felony Check Fraud.
Emanuel Munoz Morales, 23, citizen of Mexico and U.S. permanent resident living in Martinsburg, W. Va., arrived on a flight from Mexico. CBP officers determined Morales to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Frederick County, Va. Sheriff’s Office for Felony Check Fraud. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Morales was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
CBP placed an immigration detainer on Morales, who holds U.S. permanent resident status, which ensures that he is returned to CBP upon the adjudication of any charges for further immigration processing.
“We are pleased to stand by our state and local law enforcement partners,” said Jerry Ficklin CBP Assistant 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 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.