Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Missouri man at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday on an FBI arrest warrant for wire fraud.
CBP officers arrested Ebraheem Naif, 48, of St. Louis, after Naif arrived aboard a flight from Kuwait shortly before 7 a.m. Officers confirmed Naif’s identity and confirmed that the arrest warrant remained active. Officers later turned Naif over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police officers shortly after 8 a.m.
“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, D.C.
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.
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Criminal complaints are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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.