A fugitive from El Salvador wanted for aggravated homicide, Carlos Vidal Navarro-Montecinos, 22 years old, was deported today by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Laredo, Texas. Upon arrival in El Salvador, U.S. officials turned Navarro-Montecinos over to the custody of El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).
According to the Attorney General of El Salvador’s Department of Usulutan, Navarro-Montecinos worked with two MS-13 gang members to kill a prominent federal prosecutor on March 7, 2015. Navarro-Montecinos is the third El Salvadoran deported from the U.S. for his involvement in this case. Two others were deported in June and September 2015, and are currently serving a 37 year prison sentences in El Salvador.
“This country will not be a refuge for criminals who are is suspected of committing an aggravated homicide in his home country,” said Daniel Bible, field office director of ERO San Antonio. “ICE will continue to seek out and deport wanted criminals to ensure they face justice in their home countries.”
This deportation is an example of the strong cooperative ties between law enforcement agencies in the United States and El Salvador to bring international fugitives to face justice.