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Indian-American Sex Offender Tries To Flee US On Friend’s Passport, Arrested

Indian-American Sex Offender Tries To Flee US On Friend's Passport, Arrested

The man was held by CBP in Chicago on suspected violations of US immigration legislation. (Representational)

Washington:

An Indian-American intercourse offender has been arrested at an airport within the US whereas attempting to flee the nation on the passport of his pal, officers have stated.

Duraikandan Murugan, 41, the topic of a pending legal case in New Jersey associated to tried sexual assault of a minor, was arrested on the Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday throughout a routine enforcement interviews of passengers departing the US, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stated on Wednesday.

Mr Murugan, who introduced an Indian passport and boarding move issued to Elvis Dias, was chosen for an interview. During the interview, the passenger’s pockets and carry-on baggage had been searched, which yielded a number of paperwork issued to Murugan.

Mobile biometric verification was carried out, which revealed a pending legal case in opposition to him associated to tried sexual assault of a minor.

During questioning, Mr Murugan “freely admitted” he was Duraikandan Murugan, and acknowledged he had taken the passport of his pal Dias to depart the United States to see his ailing father, the CBP stated in a press release.

Mr Murugan was held by CBP in Chicago on suspected violations of US immigration legislation. Additionally, the CBP contacted the State of New Jersey, Somerset County Prosecutors Office to advise them of Murugan’s detention in Chicago.

State authorities in New Jersey issued an arrest warrant for Murugan for utilizing a passport belonging to a different to board a world flight. Mr Murugan was turned over to the Chicago Police who will coordinate extradition again to New Jersey, the assertion stated.

“We work closely with state, local and federal law enforcement partners to identify individuals that are fugitives from the law and bring them to justice,” stated Shane Campbell, Area Port Director-Chicago.

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