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Eric Adrian Puig and David Mendieta arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport

2:24 PM, Apr 12, 2013   |    comments
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STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- U. S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport have arrested two alleged child sex offenders this week.

Eric Adrian Puig, 42, of Enoch, Utah arrived on a flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on April 9 after which he was arrested. Puig had an arrest warrant for rape of a minor. David Mendieta, 59, of Silver Spring, Md. arrived on a flight from Panama City, Panama on April 11. There was an arrest warrant for Mendieta for multiple charges of sexual abuse on a child, officials said.

"The United States is a welcoming nation," said Christopher Hess CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington. "And CBP is committed to facilitating legitimate travel; however we stand ever vigilant in identifying those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," he said in a press release.

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