NEW YORK – Officers and special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tracked down a Jamaican national this fall who was illegally residing in Brooklyn. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed him late Thursday to his native country.
Clive Dixon, 46, aka Rambo, was wanted for removal by ERO after he evaded an arrest in 2010. He was subsequently added to ICE’s Most Wanted Fugitives.
Dixon, a former legal permanent resident, was originally deported in 1993 after being convicted in New York of criminal possession of a firearm. He later illegally re-entered the country at an unknown date and location before ERO officers located in him Greensboro, N.C.
When officers attempted to take him into custody, he fled and his whereabouts were unknown until special agents with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and ERO officers from Newark, N.J., and New York developed information that he was holed up in a Brooklyn apartment.
HSI special agents and ERO officers arrested him Oct. 24 without incident. He has been in ICE custody since his arrest.
Dixon was escorted by ERO officers back to Jamaica Dec. 19 via a chartered flight that originated in Jena, La.
"The arrest and removal of criminal aliens is at the absolute core of what we do," said Christopher Shanahan, field office director for ERO New York. "ICE uses its unique immigration enforcement authorities to safeguard our communities from criminal aliens and others who pose a public safety threat, including suspects attempting to evade law enforcement. I’m very fortunate to lead a team of officers who day in and day out exhibit unmatched skill and professionalism in the pursuit of criminal aliens."