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February 6, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Wilmer Manuel Castro Murillo, 44, was transported from the South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall to San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
February 6, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Victor Hugo Chimbo-Ilbay is wanted by law enforcement authorities in Ecuador for criminal conspiracy. Chimbo was turned over to Ecuadorian law enforcement officials upon arrival in Ecuador.
February 2, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
ERO Miami encountered David Jean Charles Pena Melo at the Florida Department of Corrections’ Taylor Correctional Institution in Perry. He was convicted in March 2018 for violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act as a noncitizen for an aggravated felony, a law relating to murder, rape or sexual abuse of a minor.
February 1, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Deportation officers with ERO Boston arrested Myrat Mahadev, a 35-year-old citizen of Turkmenistan, in Vermont on Jan. 30. Muhadov, a noncitizen fugitive, had an active arrest warrant in Turkmenistan for charges related to financial crimes.
January 30, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Jose Matilde Rico Sanchez, a 48-year-old Mexican fugitive, who illegally entered the U.S. to avoid prosecution for an alleged homicide in Mexico is handed over by ICE officers to Mexican law enforcement authorities Jan. 30 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in, Laredo, Texas.
January 30, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Norman Moore, aka Lynn Brown, received the sentence in December 2022 at the U.S. District Court of Maryland for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine and for illegally reentering the U.S. having been previously removed.
January 30, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Edgar Omar Guzman Ferrera, a 25-year-old unlawfully present Honduran fugitive, was flown from Alexandria, Louisiana, on a charter flight coordinated by ICE's Air Operations Unit to the Ramon Villeda International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Upon arrival, he was handed over to Honduran law enforcement authorities.
January 25, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
New Hampshire State Police arrested Ronal Rodriguez-Fuentes, a 40-year-old Honduran citizen, for vehicular violations. At the time of his arrest, Rodriguez was the subject of an active criminal warrant in Honduras for human trafficking charges.
January 25, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Officials removed Mendez Gomez via ground transportation with assistance from ERO Harlingen, turning him over to Mexican authorities at the port of entry in Brownsville, Texas. 
January 24, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
On Jan. 19, officers with the ERO Harlingen fugitive operations team arrested Carlos Mauricio Zavala, a citizen of El Salvador, in Edinburg.
January 23, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal, Transnational Gangs
Gerber Membreno-Portillo, 22, has an active arrest warrant in El Salvador for the crime of aggravated terrorist organizations (MS-13) against the public peace and security of the state.
January 23, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
ICE’s Air Operations Unit coordinated a flight for Juan Pablo Gonzalez Ferrer, 48, from the Harrisburg International Airport to Louisiana’s Alexandria International Airport Jan. 10. On Jan. 11, authorities flew him to the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas.
January 23, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
ERO officers transported Carlos Mario Zacarias-Jimenez, 39, from the South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall to the port of entry in Laredo. Officers turned Zacarias over to Mexican authorities without incident.
January 19, 2023
|Financial Crimes, Enforcement and Removal
ERO Miami, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Giovanni Radu, a 22-year-old citizen of Italy who entered the United States as a nonimmigrant and violated the terms of his admission. ERO Miami detained Radu in Royal Palm Harbor.
January 19, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
On Dec. 14, Tenescalco-Mejia entered the United States by climbing over the border wall near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. Immigration officials arrested him and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He remained detained at the El Paso Processing Center until his removal Jan. 18.
January 17, 2023
|Human Smuggling/Trafficking
In August 2021, Miguel Almonte, 42, was convicted of human trafficking. He received a sentence of 10 years in prison, with all but a year and a half suspended, to be followed by five years’ probation.
January 13, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Jose Montes-Solorio, 35, was flown from the Toledo Express Airport in Ohio to the Valley International Airport in Texas, Jan. 10. On the same date, ERO Harlingen escorted him via ground transportation to the border and turned him over to Mexican authorities.
January 13, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Benito Arevalo Gochez Ruballo, 47, and Erika Beatriz Rivera Crespin, 35, were removed to their home country via ICE Air Operations charter flight. Both were taken into custody by law enforcement officials shortly after the flight landed in El Salvador where they stand accused.
January 13, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Arianny Paola Vega-Escalona, 24, and Yubisay Delimar Sandoval Sequera, 32, departed Miami International Airport to their destination of Harlingen, Texas, where they were turned over to authorities in Mexico via the Brownsville port of entry.
January 12, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Jefferson Ferreira de Almeida, 29, was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol after illegally entering the United States near San Luis, Arizona in 2021, given a Notice to Appear, and subsequently provided a recognizance release pending future removal proceedings in June 2021.
January 12, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Carlos J. Arreguin, 37, was flown from Chicago on a flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations Unit to the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. On the same date, ERO Harlingen escorted him via ground transportation to the border and turned him over to Mexican authorities at the Gateway Port of Entry in Brownsville, Texas, without incident.
January 11, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Officers with ICE's ERO New York City field office arrested Gazmir Xhurxhi, Jan. 9. Xhurxhi is a noncitizen who overstayed his visa in the United States and is wanted for fraud in Albania.  
January 11, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Pires de Mello, 26, who had been previously encountered and placed into removal proceedings by U.S. Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Texas, July 26, 2019, was arrested by the Framingham Police Department for unlicensed use of an automobile, Jan. 8, 2022.
January 10, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Tivurcio Serrato Colorado, a 36-year-old unlawfully present Mexican national, was flown from Alexandria, Louisiana, to the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas on Jan. 4.
January 6, 2023
|Enforcement and Removal
Zumba-Mejia was convicted in February 2010 for the assault of his 7-week-old daughter. The Westchester County Court convicted Zumba-Mejia of reckless assault – causing serious brain injury to a child less than 5 years old by shaking or impacting the head – and sentenced him to three years’ incarceration.
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Updated: 07/26/2021