STERLING, Va. – For the third time in about two weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a man on felony criminal charges, and the second arrest of a subject leaving the country.
CBP officers arrested Mario Alberto Diaz, a 53- year-old U.S. citizen from Baltimore, as he attempted to board a flight to El Salvador. He was wanted by Baltimore Police Department for second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault charges, both felonies, and a misdemeanor dangerous weapon charge with intent to injure.
CBP officers confirmed that the arrest warrant remained active and verified that Diaz was the subject of the arrest warrant. CBP officers turned Diaz over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) Police to initiate extradition proceedings.
Since Christmas Eve, CBP officers arrested two men who were wanted on felony child sex assault and molestation charges.
Sir Chuku Maurice Ngare, a 44-year-old U.S. citizen from Marietta Georgia, was attempting to depart on a flight to Germany on Christmas eve when CBP officers arrested him on a Cobb County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office arrest warrant. And officers arrested Giovanni Di Angelo Reumante, a 31-year-old U.S. citizen from Takoma Park, Maryland, on December 28 on a Montgomery County, Md., Police Department arrest warrant after he arrived on a flight from the Dominican Republic.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
“Customs and Border Protection officers continue to support our local law enforcement partners by identifying and arresting travelers who are wanted on a variety of criminal charges,” said Daniel Escobedo, Area Port Director for CBP’s Area Port of Washington, D.C. “Border security remains a critical mission for CBP, and it is one way in which CBP helps to keep our communities safe.”
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
On a typical day last year, CBP processed more than 650,000 travelers who arrived at airports, seaports and land border crossings. CBP officers and agents arrested an average of 39 wanted criminals every day at our nation’s ports of entry. See what else CBP accomplished during a typical day in 2020.
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