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December 1, 2022Los Angeles, CA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO removes foreign fugitive wanted in Mexico for homicide

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Los Angeles field office removed an unlawfully present foreign fugitive wanted in Mexico for homicide on Nov. 29.

Foreign fugitive officers with ERO Los Angeles arrested 32-year-old Roberto Nunez Aguayo Nov. 28, pursuant to a release from the Federal Correction Complex in Lompoc, California. The ERO team received a lead referral identifying Nunez as the subject wanted by the government of Mexico for homicide. Nunez was in the United States unlawfully, having entered without inspection on an unknown date and at an unknown location. An immigration judge with the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a final order of removal for Nunez on June 23, 2010.

“Nunez was removed from the U.S. because of criminal behavior both in the U.S. and in his home country of Mexico. ERO Los Angeles, along with federal and international partners, have now removed him as a threat to both nations and he will face justice for his actions,” said ERO Los Angeles Field Office Director Thomas Giles.

On Nov. 29, Nunez was returned from Los Angeles to Mexico via ground transportation. Upon arrival, the fugitive was turned over to Mexican officials.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 866-DHS-2-ICE or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.

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ICE’s ERO directorate 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, as well as individuals who have otherwise violated our nation's immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting and apprehending foreign fugitives or Fugitive Arrest and Removal (FAR) cases who are wanted for crimes committed abroad and who are now at-large in the U.S. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, as well as transportation and removal. In addition, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 170 countries around the world.

Updated: 12/01/2022