Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives Thursday.
Gonzalo Gomez Martinez, 46, of Springfield, Va., arrived on a flight from Columbia. CBP officers determined Martinez to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Fairfax County, Va. Police Department for a sex offense against a minor. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Velasquez was arrested by CBP and turned over to Fairfax County police.
Inad Alotaibi, 21, a Saudi Arabian citizen, arrived on a flight from Qatar. CBP officers determined Alotaibi to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Arlington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Alotaibi was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition
CBP placed an immigration detainer on Alotaibi which ensures that he is returned to CBP upon the adjudication of any charges for further immigration processing.
“We were pleased to stand by our state and local law enforcement partners and bring these fugitives to justice,” said Wayne Biondi, CBP area 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 21 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.