Authorities arrested a Honduran who was previously removed from the U.S. half a dozen times, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The gang member, who was arrested on February 1 after illegally entering the U.S. near Newport, Vermont, has a significant criminal record, the ICE press release indicated.
“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. During an immigration hearing, he admitted he was affiliated with the Sicarios New Yorkers-XV-18 branch of the 18th Street Gang,” ICE noted.
“In October 2022, a Honduran court convicted him of drug trafficking charges and sentenced him to four years and six months of incarceration. After he failed to appear to serve his sentence in July 2023, the court issued a warrant for his arrest,” the press release noted. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) again arrested the gang member Feb. 1, 2024, after he unlawfully entered the United States near Newport, Vermont, without being inspected, admitted or paroled by a designated immigration official.”
The arrest demonstrates the importance of border security for the sake of public safety.
Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens has noted that authorities recently arrested a Mexican man who had served time for molestation of a minor. “USBP agents in Laredo, TX arrested another child predator trying to enter our country illegally. This subject, a Mexican National, served 10 yrs in prison for a Molestation of a Minor, a felony conviction,” Owens’ tweet stated.
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