Immigration Authorities in Los Angeles Arrest and Deport a Guatemalan Fugitive
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials reported that a Guatemalan fugitive living in the United States has been apprehended and deported back to Guatemala to face attempted murder accusations.
On October 5, wilder Mario Romero Perez, 22, was apprehended by Enforcement and Removal Operations personnel in Los Angeles. He was apprehended in Wilmington after ICE officers learned of his whereabouts and identification, according to the law enforcement agency.
On October 17, an immigration judge issued an order removing Perez from the country and transporting him back to Guatemala.
His removal was handled by ICE’s Air Operations Unit, and he was flown to Guatemala and handed over to local authorities on November 9.
Perez’s removal, according to Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Office Director Thomas Giles, was an essential reminder that “anyone seeking to hide in the United States for crimes committed in their native country will be actively pursued by ERO and repatriated to face punishment.”
ICE officials also revealed that a man detained in Ontario last year was deported earlier this month to face murder charges in Honduras.
Noel Hernandez-Molina, 40, was detained on December 21, 2021, and flown to Honduras on November 18 before being handed over to local authorities.