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ICE removes criminal alien wanted for firearms charge in Mexico

EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers deported a man wanted in Mexico for possessing a firearm and jumping bail Thursday.

Jacobo Orduña-Martinez, 25, was turned over to Mexican authorities Jan. 5 at the port of El Paso's Stanton Street Bridge. Orduña-Martinez is wanted by Mexican law enforcement officials for possessing a firearm without a license, and failing to appear for court after posting bail in Guanajuato, Mexico.

This is the sixth deportation for Orduña-Martinez, who was living illegally in the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol agents last arrested him in Arizona in October 2011. He was convicted for attempted illegal entry and sentenced to 75 days in federal prison.

In July 2011, an ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent assigned to the Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) in El Paso received information that helped locate Orduña-Martinez in Arizona.

Orduña-Martinez was released to ICE custody Dec. 26 in Arizona, and transferred to El Paso to be deported.

Orduña-Martinez had previously been deported July 15, 2011; May 20, 2010; March 23, 2010; Oct. 30, 2009; and Nov. 11, 2008. He served a 30-day prison sentence for attempted illegal entry in May 2010. Anyone who re-enters the United States after having been formally deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.

Orduña-Martinez's removal was part of a bi-national agreement between ICE and Mexico's attorney general's office. ICE has deported many other fugitives wanted for murder, and other crimes such as alien smuggling, kidnapping and rape.

Between Oct. 1, 2010, and Sept. 30, 2011, ICE removed 396,906 individuals, including 216,698 aliens with criminal convictions. Of those, 5,848 were convicted of sexual offenses, 1,119 were convicted of homicide, and 44,653 were convicted of drug offenses.