Dulles CBP Arrests Two Fugitives
STERLING, VA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two U.S. citizens Thursday who were subject to valid arrest warrants.
Faisal Beydoun, 64, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., arrived on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany. CBP officers determined Beydoun to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Pinellas County, Fla. Police Department for issuing checks with insufficient funds. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Beydoun was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
Later in the day Ashley Nwanganga Onyebilanma, 23, of Essex, Md., arrived on another flight from Frankfurt, Germany. CBP officers determined Onyebilanma to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Baltimore Police Department for failure to appear on marijuana possession charges. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Onyebilanma was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
"The United States is a welcoming nation," said Christopher Hess, CBP port director for the Port of Washington. "And CBP is committed to facilitating legitimate travel; however we stand 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 makes 54 criminal arrests 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.