STERLING, VA.—Officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Area Port of Washington, D.C. arrested two U.S. citizens recently who were subject to valid arrest warrants.
Adam Thomas Hughes, 32, of San Antonio, Texas, arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on a flight from Germany on August 10. CBP officers determined Hughes to be subject to a warrant of arrest issued by the Oakland, W.Va. Police Department for Grand Larceny. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Hughes was arrested by CBP and turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority police for extradition.
The next day, Aaron Paul Schumaker of Bethesda, Md., arrived at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on a flight from Canada. CBP officers determined Schumaker to be subject to a warrant of arrest out of Montgomery County, Md. Sheriff's Office for violation of a court order. The officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. Schumaker 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.
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.