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10/27/2017

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Phoenix officers remove Honduran national for attempted murder charge

Phoenix officers remove Honduran national for attempted murder charge

PHOENIX – A Honduran national wanted in his native country for attempted murder was repatriated Wednesday, October 25, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Guilber Noe Sevilla-Rozales, 28, was transferred to the custody of Honduran authorities by ICE officers at the Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Sevilla-Rozales came into U.S. Department of Homeland Security custody on September 8, following his arrest near Sasabe, Arizona, by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The following day, he was transferred to ERO custody pending removal from the United States.

According to the Honduran arrest warrant issued by a local judge out of Juticalpa, Olancho on February 15, 2012, Sevilla-Rozales is a suspect in an attempted murder of a woman.

“This case highlights ICE’s partnerships with foreign law enforcement counterparts and in this case crucial communication resulted in quickly identifying and removing a public safety threat from our community,” said Henry Lucero, field office director for ERO Phoenix.

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.

Since January, ICE arrests comprise over 70 percent convicted criminals. Of the remaining individuals not convicted of crimes, approximately 70 percent have either been charged with a crime, are an immigration fugitive, or have been removed from the United States and illegally re-entered – reflecting the agency’s continued prioritization of its limited enforcement resources on aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/30/2017