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March 1, 2023Los Angeles, CA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Los Angeles removes Colombian national guilty of hostage conspiracy resulting in death

LOS ANGELES — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Los Angeles removed a Colombian national, with ties to the Colombian political party Esperanza, Paz y Libertad who was found guilty of conspiracy to commit hostage taking for ransom resulting in death.

Officials extradited Henrri Jamioy-Quistial, 49, to the United States in October 2002 for participating in the hostage taking of five U.S. citizens in Ecuador. A court convicted him of his crimes in September 2006. Jamioy-Quistial served a sentence in federal prison at the Federal Correction Complex in Victorville. On Jan. 6, ERO officers took him into custody to affect his removal from the United States.

“The professional men and women of ERO Los Angeles are dedicated to holding accountable any person who seeks to profit from the taking and murdering of U.S. citizens abroad,” said ERO Los Angeles Field Office Director Thomas Giles. “We will work aggressively with our federal and international partners to ensure murderers like Mr. Jamioy-Quistial face the consequences of their crimes.”

A flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations Unit flew Jamioy-Quistial to Colombia on Feb. 9. Upon arrival, officials turned him over to the proper authorities.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to call the ICE tip line at 866-347-2324 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing the online tip form.

ERO, a directorate of ICE, upholds U.S. immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal noncitizens and gang members, who have violated our nation's immigration laws, including those who illegally re-enter the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting foreign fugitives for crimes committed abroad at-large in the U.S. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, transportation, and removal. Additionally, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 150 countries worldwide.

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