A Honduran gang member with a lengthy rap sheet and six prior deportations was caught illegally crossing the Canadian border into the United States this month, authorities say.
On February 1, a man identified only as a Honduran national was apprehended by border agents after he illegally reentered the U.S. near Newport, Vermont.
The man is a known member of the Sicarios New Yorkers-XV-18 branch of the 18th Street Gang, a highly-dangerous transnational criminal organization comprised primarily of Central Americans and Mexicans with a major presence in the U.S.
“The Honduran national was removed from the United States in January 2006, twice in June 2013, February 2015, July 2015 and February 2016. He has been convicted of DWI, assault and battery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, illegal entry, disorderly conduct and drug trafficking,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) explained in a press release.
Investigators learned the Honduran is wanted in his home country after skipping town following a conviction for drug trafficking charges in October of 2022.
“This unlawfully present Honduran gang member represents a significant threat to the residents of our New England neighborhoods,” said Todd M. Lyons, field office director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Boston.
“Not only is he a self-admitted member of a violent criminal enterprise, but he has also repeatedly defied U.S. immigration laws in order to flee some serious charges in his home country. ERO Boston will not allow New England to become a safe haven for the world’s criminals. We will aggressively pursue anyone attempting to use our community as a hideout from justice.”
Authorities continue to apprehend dangerous foreign criminals illegally present in the U.S.
Last week, ICE announced the arrest of a previously-deported child rapist in Massachusetts who had illegally returned to the U.S. around 10 years ago and was convicted of another sex crime in 2015.
Last month, Texas troopers arrested a human smuggler wanted for murder in Mexico.
Also in January, an illegal alien from Brazil who was released into the U.S. under Joe Biden was deported to face rape charges in his homeland.
This article was originally published by InfoWars.com
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