ICE in a press release noted that its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Boston, Massachusetts, arrested a Brazilian fugitive who has an active criminal warrant for aggravated homicide. The man is accused of having committed the crime in Brazil and has been captured after a close to two-year search.
The ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons has said that the fugitive is accused of committing the crime in Brazil and he has “attempted to evade justice by hiding in Everett, Massachusetts.” He then praised the organization’s officers for their work in protecting the community. While the man has not been publicly identified, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection first apprehended him in August 2021 near Otak Mesa, California. At the time the man had been suspected of having come into the U.S. illegally. The man was released with a Notice to Appear after charging him with inadmissibility. Following his release, the warrant for the man’s arrest was issued in Brazil.
The man is now going to remain in the custody of ICE until the hearing which is going to be scheduled with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.
In 2022, 46,496 noncitizens with criminal histories had been arrested by ERO. According to the report those arrested had a total of 198,498 charges and convictions, which included 21,531 assault offenses, 8,164 sexual and sexual assault offenses, 5,554 weapons offenses, 1,501 homicide-related offenses, and 1,114 kidnapping offenses.