STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport recently arrested two U.S. citizens on felony arrest warrants.
Mauro Amador Herrera, 19, of Hyattsville, Md., was boarding a flight to Mexico on Friday. CBP officers determined Herrera to be subject to an arrest warrant issued by the Prince Georges County, Md. Court Commissioner’s Office for assault in the second degree. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Herrera and turned him over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police officers for extradition.
Mai Omer Qader, 34, of Alexandria, Va., arrived on a flight from Germany on Sunday. CBP officers determined Qader to be subject to an arrest warrant obtained by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for felony fraud, obtaining money by false pretense and misdemeanor fraud, selling a vehicle with false mileage on odometer. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Qader and turned her over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police officers 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 Wayne Biondi CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Washington Dulles.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and 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 website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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.