U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Minnesota man on criminal vehicular homicide charges as he prepared to board a flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Turkey on August 28.
While examining the passenger manifest on the Turkey-bound flight, CBP officers detected an arrest warrant on passenger Said Sharif Maye, a 34-year-old Minnesota man. Maye’s final destination was Somalia.
Officers confirmed with Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office that the warrant remained active and that the sheriff’s office desired to pursue extradition.
CBP officers then encountered Maye at the departure gate and verified his identity as the subject of the arrest warrant. CBP officers arrested Maye and turned him over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police officers.
“This arrest illustrates how Customs and Border Protection’s unique border security mission supports our law enforcement partners by intercepting wanted fugitives allegedly fleeing prosecution and returning them to face their charges,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Director of Field Operations in Baltimore.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
On a typical day last year, CBP processed more than one million travelers who arrived at airports, seaports and land border crossings across the United States, and arrested 23 wanted criminals at U.S. Ports of Entry. See what else CBP accomplished during a typical day in 2019.
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.