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05/20/2009

ICE most wanted fugitive captured

Subject has been on the run for more than 10 years

Calvin Inswood
Calvin Inswood

NEW YORK - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on Tuesday captured one of its top ten most wanted in East Orange, New Jersey.

Officers with ICE's Fugitive Operations Team in New York arrested ICE fugitive Calvin Inswood, a native and citizen of Jamaica.

Inswood, 46, has an extensive criminal history that spans nearly 30 years and began shortly after his arrival in the U.S. in 1976. His criminal history includes convictions and sentences for crimes including assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, weapon possession, and attempted robbery.

"I'm proud of the hard work and diligence of our officers for tracking down this career criminal.  Now, not only has this alien with an extensive criminal history been removed from the streets of New York, but he will be removed from our country as well," said Christopher Shanahan, field office director for the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in New York.

After serving time for his last conviction, Inswood was taken into the custody of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and placed into deportation proceedings. In May 1997, Inswood was ordered deported by an immigration judge in New York City. An appeal of that decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) was dismissed in December 1997. Inswood failed to surrender for removal as ordered, thereby making him an immigration fugitive.

In 2003 ICE added Inswood to its Top Ten Most Wanted Criminal Alien list and has been actively seeking his apprehension. ICE's Top Ten was established back in 2003. Inswood was featured on the TV program "America's Most Wanted".

ICE was assisted by the U.S. Secret Service and investigators from the Kings County (NY) District Attorney's Office.