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Dulles CBP Arrests Virginia Man Wanted on Front Royal, VA Drug Charges

Release Date: 
January 5, 2016

STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Virginia man Monday who was wanted by the Front Royal, Va. Police Department for selling cocaine.

Nekia Henry Eberhardt, 34, of Front Royal, Va., arrived on a flight from El Salvador. CBP officers determined Eberhardt to be the subject of an arrest warrant obtained by the Front Royal Police Department for selling cocaine. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested Eberhardt and turned him 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 section 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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017