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07/17/2009

ICE and BSO capture one of Bahamas's "most wanted" fugitives

Faces federal criminal charges for illegally re-entering the United States after deportation

MIAMI - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) detectives in Miami Shores arrested a 35-year-old native of the Bahamas Tuesday wanted by the Bahamian government as one of their nine "most wanted" fugitives for a 2007 homicide. He, along with another native of the Bahamas, arrested at the same time, face federal criminal charges for having illegally re-entered the United States after having been deported.

On July 14, following an ICE and BSO investigation, ICE special agents and BSO detectives located and arrested David St. Remy, who is wanted for murder in the Bahamas. ICE agents and BSO detectives also arrested Kervin Occean, 28. St. Remy and Occean were identified as illegal re-entries after deportation from Haiti. Both men were residing in the South Florida area.

"I'm proud of the hard work and diligence of our special agents for tracking down and apprehending these criminals," said Anthony Mangione, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Miami. "Apprehending dangerous foreign fugitives hiding in the United States is a top priority of ICE and now, not only have these illegal aliens been removed from the streets of South Florida, but will eventually be removed from the United States."

St. Remy and Occean face federal criminal charges of illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported and face up to 20 years in prison, if convicted. The ICE investigation confirmed that St. Remy, a convicted felon, was previously removed from the United States in May 2003 and Occean, also a convicted felon, was removed in July 2000.

The case was investigated by ICE's Office of Investigations in Fort Lauderdale with the assistance of the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Eric Hernandez.