Immigration authorities in New Jersey arrested an illegal alien from Colombia who fled his homeland while serving a prison sentence for murder and entered the U.S. illegally.
On Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the capture of the South American fugitive during a bust on December 27 by agents from Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Newark.
In 2011, the man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for murder in Colombia.
However, in 2018, the man never returned from a “three-day furlough” and presumably fled the country.
He then illegally entered the U.S. as a “gotaway,” but authorities are unclear about when or where that took place.
While living in New Jersey, he was arrested for “simple assault and making terroristic threats” but was allowed to remain in the U.S.
On January 10, ERO Newark received confirmation that the Colombian is wanted in his home country to finish his prison sentence.
He will reportedly be held in ICE custody pending removal proceedings.
“This is clearly a case of an individual with a very dangerous criminal history who poses a threat to the community,” said ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris.
ICE continues to apprehend dangerous illegal aliens – many of whom are set loose in the U.S. by federal authorities or officials in “sanctuary” jurisdictions.
Earlier this month, a Haitian illegal alien charged with raping a disabled person in Massachusetts was apprehended by ICE agents after being released from jail by a judge who ignored a detainer lodged by the agency.
In Fiscal Year 2023, ICE ERO reportedly arrested 73,822 noncitizens with criminal histories.
This article was originally published by InfoWars.com
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