U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Fairfax man on heroin charges at Dulles International Airport July 9.
CBP officers arrested Omar Ahmed Zaidan, 23, after they verified his identity and confirmed that they had an active arrest warrant. Zaidan, a U.S. citizen, arrived on a flight from Saudi Arabia and was wanted in Fairfax for felony heroin possession.
CBP officers routinely examine passenger manifests on arriving and departing international flights and identify travelers who may require additional inspectional scrutiny, including those with outstanding arrest warrants. On average, CBP arrests 23 wanted persons every day at air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States.
CBP officers turned Zaidan over to Fairfax County Police.