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August 17, 2016Newark, NJ, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE Newark removes Slovakian citizen wanted for robbery

NEWARK, N.J. — A citizen of Slovakia was removed from the United States on Aug. 15, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  

Lubomir Koscak, 30, wanted by Slovakian authorities for robbery, was taken into ICE custody on Jun. 20 as part of operation Project Red II pursuant to an Interpol notice.  Koscak violated the terms of his non-immigrant Visa Waiver admission to the United States by overstaying his admission period and was consequently issued an administrative removal order. Upon his arrival in Slovakia, he was turned over to local authorities by ERO Officers.

"This removal demonstrates ERO's continuous commitment to addressing threats to national security, border security, and public safety." said ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris.  "ICE works closely with domestic and international law enforcement partners to ensure criminals are dealt with accordingly." 

Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,150 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. ERO works with the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Office of International Operations, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the United States.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the toll-free ICE tip line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE's online tip form.