Two men who were wanted on felony child sex assault and molestation charges were arrested at Dulles International Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers within the past week, CBP announced in a statement published on Wednesday.
Officers at the airport arrested 44-year-old Sir Chuku Maurice Ngare of Marietta, Georgia on Christmas Eve, and 31-year-old Giovanni Di Angelo Reumante of Takoma Park, Maryland on Tuesday, the CBP said.
Ngare had a warrant with nationwide extradition filed against him by the Cobb County, Georgia Sheriff's Office on Nov. 24, according to the announcement. Dulles CBP officers arrested him at the departure gate to a flight bound for Germany, they said.
According to CBP, Reumante was wanted by the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department — which also requested nationwide extradition — for a warrant filed on Tuesday. CBP officers arrested Reumante that same day, as he arrived at Dulles on a flight from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Both men were turned over to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) Police to initiate extradition proceedings. Officers confirmed that the arrest warrants remained active and verified each man's identity, according to the CBP statement.
Daniel Escobedo, area port director for CBP’s Area Port of Washington, D.C. said in the statement that the arrests illustrate "how Customs and Border Protection’s unique border security mission supports our law enforcement partners by intercepting dangerous and wanted fugitives and helping to return them to face their charges.”
CBP officers and agents arrested an average of 39 wanted criminals each day in 2020 at American ports of entry, the law enforcement agency said.