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01/29/2020

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ICE removes Brazilian 4-time deportee wanted for attempted murder in home country

BOSTON – Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Brazilian citizen wanted in his home country on charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

Simeao Marcos De Oliveira-Neto was removed from the U.S. Jan. 29, and transferred to Brazilian authorities. He is currently wanted by Brazilian authorities on charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He has been removed from the U.S. on four prior occasions between 2006 and 2016.

ICE officers arrested him without incident at a residence in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Nov. 2, 2019. ICE became aware in October 2019 of the criminal charges in Brazil for attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

“We’re pleased to have removed this threat to our community after his repeated, disturbing history of illegal re-entries into this country,” said Todd M. Lyons, acting Field Office Director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Boston. “ERO Boston is committed to removing foreign fugitives from the United States who are being sought in their native countries for serious crimes,” Lyons added. “The removal of this alien to face criminal charges in Brazil is the result of ongoing cooperation between ICE and our foreign counterparts. Foreign fugitives should be put on notice – they will find no refuge here.”

Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,700 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. In fiscal year 2019, ICE removed or returned 267,000 aliens. ERO arrested 143,000 aliens, more than 86 percent of whom had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have 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.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/29/2020