BOSTON — A 27-year-old Brazilian man, who fled to the United States to avoid being prosecuted for attempted murder, was removed March 24 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Caylon Botelho Carreiro was arrested in Malden, Massachusetts, Jan. 15, following a joint ERO and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) operation dubbed "Nowhere to Run." ERO officers and HSI special agents worked closely with the HSI Brasilia Attaché Office and Interpol to track down Carreiro who illegally entered the United States.
According to Brazilian police reports, on March 28, 2009, Carreiro fired a weapon at an intended victim during a bar fight. The round missed the intended victim because his father intervened. Instead, the bullets struck Carreiro in the leg. Neither Carreiro, nor the intended victim, suffered life-threating injuries.
ERO coordinates the removal of criminals, foreign fugitives and others ordered deported. Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO assistant attachés for repatriation have assisted with the removal of 720 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. Last year alone, ERO removed 315,943 individuals from the United States, 98 percent of whom met one or more of ICE’s immigration enforcement priorities.
Through its International Operations, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has 64 operational attaché offices in 46 countries around the world. HSI special agents work closely with foreign law enforcement agencies through a robust network of specialized, vetted units known as Transnational Criminal Investigative Units. Additionally, HSI brings personnel from host countries to the United States to train at the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
Both HSI and ERO personnel work on issues of mutual interest with host governments.