STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives Sunday.
Tanya Ivette Jovel, 20 of Haymarket, Va., arrived on a flight from El Salvador. CBP officers determined Jovel to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Manassas Park, Va. Police Department for manufacture and possession of explosives and arson of personal property. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Jovel was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
Mindie Roxanne Bower, 34 of Corpus Christi, Texas, arrived on a flight from Iceland. CBP officers determined Bower to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Smith County, Texas Sheriff’s Office for fraud. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Bower was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
“The United States is a welcoming nation however; CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” 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 arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel Web content.
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.