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06/21/2019
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
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Amilcar Aguilar-Hernandez, 23, from El Salvador; and Douglas Amaya-Arriaga, 18, and Carlos Perez-Rodriguez, 18, both from Honduras, were recaptured June 20. They remain in ICE custody pending their transfer to U.S. Marshals Service custody for federal prosecution for their escape.

09/18/2008
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

DENVER - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 59 fugitives and immigration violators throughout Colorado during a five-day initiative targeting immigration absconders which ended Tuesday.

07/22/2010
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
After his fifth conviction for the same crime, a Mexican man was sentenced on Thursday to serve five years in federal prison for unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been deported following an aggravated felony conviction.
12/20/2018
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Raul Alberto Barraza-Zavala, 37, was removed Dec. 19 by ERO’s Special Response Team, and was turned over to Mexican authorities.

04/13/2012
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
A 46-year-old man from Gabon, who was in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), passed away Thursday morning at the Aurora Medical Center in Aurora, Colo., after complaining of chest pains.
11/22/2010
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
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During a four-day targeted enforcement operation throughout Colorado ending Friday, 85 convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives have been arrested by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
07/23/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

David Alava-Valdivia, 66, is a citizen of Peru and illegally present in the United States. He was arrested near his home Aug. 29, 2019 in Evanston, Wyoming.

02/15/2011
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information-sharing capability in Arapahoe, Denver and El Paso counties that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime.
10/08/2015
Denver, CO
Narcotics
Some illicit marijuana grow operations were located in multiple residences and outbuildings; many others were located on federal land, causing environmental damage that may take years to repair. In every case, these marijuana grow operations were illegal under federal law and unlicensed by state authorities under Colorado’s marijuana regulatory system.
04/06/2017
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

The majority of those arrested — 23 of the 26 — had criminal histories that included convictions for the following crimes: dangerous drugs, domestic violence, driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, illegal entry, larceny, possession of a controlled substance, selling heroin, sex offenses and sex offense against a child. Eleven of those arrested had DUI convictions.

02/20/2019
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
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Oscar Antonio Rosas-Alas, 23, was arrested without incident by ICE deportation officers in Eagle County, Colorado, on March 19, 2018.  Rosas-Alas is a fugitive wanted on an Interpol warrant for aggravated extortion; he is described in the warrant as being armed and dangerous, an escape risk and having violent tendencies.

03/04/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Jason Somchanmavong, 31, an aggravated felon, is now in ICE custody waiting removal to his home country. He was convicted of attempted homicide and discharging a firearm from a vehicle Feb. 13, 2006.

12/04/2017
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Consistent with the agency’s protocols, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been notified about the death, as have the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

01/30/2009
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
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DENVER - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 45 fugitives and immigration violators throughout Colorado during a three-day initiative targeting immigration absconders which ended Thursday.


06/10/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
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Ezequiel Sandoval-Garcia, 34, is wanted by the country of Mexico.

06/24/2020
Denver, CO
COVID-19

As part of ICE's proactive efforts to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities, ICE began offering voluntary testing June 9 to all current detainees and new admissions at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado.

02/26/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

ICE encourages public leaders, advocacy groups and the community to share accurate information to ensure the safety of both those utilizing public transportation and those charged with ensuring their safety while aboard.

11/27/2019
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

On Oct. 24, 2019, ICE placed a detainer on Osmani Garces-Ortiz, 37, an illegal criminal alien from Cuba, while he was held in Arapahoe County Jail for possessing drugs, criminal trespassing and violating a protection order. In keeping with a recently enacted Colorado law, Arapahoe County Jail could not legally honor the ICE detainer and Garces was released on bond Oct. 28, 2019.

10/27/2015
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
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Raymond Laurence Burke, 62, was escorted by ERO officers to Denver International Airport and on to Toronto, Canada. He was then transferred to Canadian authorities at the Toronto Pearson International Airport Authority.
07/07/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Elvis Antonio Velasquez-Molina, 29, from El Salvador, was arrested by ICE officers May 23 near Staten Island, New York after a warrant for his arrest was discovered during a records check.

08/14/2014
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal
Jesus Gabriel Ibarra-Espinoza, 41, was arrested Aug. 12 in Centennial, Colorado, by ERO’s Denver Fugitive Operations Team.
07/16/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Unlawfully present Guatemalan national, Julio Andres Gonzalez-Palacios, 23, was arrested for assault and burglary July 9 by the Denver Police Department.

07/27/2020
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Noel Quintana-Carbajal, 47, a Mexican national living illegally in the United States, was sentenced to serve 12 months and 1 day in federal prison. Quintana-Carbajal will be removed from the U.S. at the conclusion of his prison sentence. 

08/27/2019
Denver, CO
Enforcement and Removal

Pursuant to ICE policy, all ICE detainers are submitted with an accompanying administrative arrest warrant or warrant of removal depending upon the circumstances of the individual case. ICE places immigration detainers when the agency possesses probable cause to believe an alien is removable from the United States.

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