HOUSTON – Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed five undocumented immigrants from El Salvador and sent them back.
There, they are wanted for serious crimes, including aggravated murder, according to ICE.
ICE said four of the five were known members the criminal street gang, MS-13.
“By returning these individuals to their home country to stand trial for their alleged crimes, we eliminate a dangerous criminal threat to public safety and uphold the integrity of our nation’s immigration laws,” said Field Office Director Patrick Contreras, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Houston.
The five were transported on a charter flight from Bush Intercontinental Airport to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador. ICE said the fugitives were taken to the Policia Nacional Civil for arrest.
The men who were sent to El Salvador were:
- Jose David Umanzor-Hernandez, 26, wanted for aggravated homicide and criminal associations
- Ever Rafael Roca-Ruiz, 24, wanted for aggravated homicide
- Milessa Carolina Cortez-Granados, 22, wanted for attempted aggravated murder and terrorist organizations
- Pedro Antonio Cruz Rodriguez, 20, wanted for aggravated homicide, terrorist organizations and aggravated deprivation of liberty
- Kevin Brandon Aragon Luna, 20, was wanted for terrorist organizations.