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January 13, 2023Miami, FL, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Miami returns 2 fugitives wanted for human trafficking, sexual exploitation in Mexico

MIAMI – Two Venezuelan nationals wanted by law enforcement authorities in Mexico for human trafficking and sex exploitation were turned over to Mexican law enforcement authorities Dec. 28, by officers with Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Miami.

Arianny Paola Vega-Escalona, 24, and Yubisay Delimar Sandoval Sequera, 32, departed Miami International Airport to their destination of Harlingen, Texas, where they were turned over to authorities in Mexico via the Brownsville port of entry.

Vega-Escalona and Sandoval Sequera were both arrested by ERO officers, April 5, 2022, in Homestead. An immigration judge in Miami ordered Vega-Escalona’s and Sandoval Sequera’s removal from the United States, Dec. 7 and 12, 2022, respectively.

“The return of these two fugitives to Mexico is a prime example of how ICE works closely with our international law enforcement partners to identify, locate and deport noncitizens who are wanted in for allegedly committing crimes,” said ERO Miami Field Office Director Garrett Ripa. “ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of noncitizens fugitives. As a result, our communities are safer and more secure.”

ERO Miami coordinated the removal of Vega-Escalona and Sandoval Sequera with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) attaché office in Mexico and the Mexican National Police.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s 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 170 countries worldwide.

For more news and information on how the ERO Miami field office carries out its immigration enforcement mission, follow us on Twitter @EROMiami.