STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested three fugitives in two days, September 6 – 7.
Travis Nelson Delles, 38, of Brooklawn, N.J., arrived on a flight from China on September 6. CBP officers determined Delles to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for failure to register as a sex offender. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Delles was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police for extradition.
Later that day, Manar Gharman Alshehri, 20, a Saudi Arabian citizen, was boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia. CBP officers determined Alshehri to be the subject to an arrest warrant issued by Fairfax County, Va., Police Department for felony hit and run and driving on a revoked license. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Alshehri and turned her over to Fairfax County Police officers.
CBP placed an immigration detainer on Alshehri, who is a student visa holder, which ensures that she is returned to CBP upon the adjudication of any charges for further immigration processing.
On September 7, Francisco Cardona Castro, 52, of Reston, Va., arrived on a flight from El Salvador. CBP officers determined Castro to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Fairfax County Police Department for rape. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Castro and turned him over to Fairfax County Police officers.
“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.
Visit the Travel section on CBP's 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.