This post was originally published on this site

Government Agency News ICE breaking news

BALTIMORE — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore apprehended a Jamaican national convicted in Maryland of carrying a loaded handgun. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Criminal Apprehension Program took the 19-year-old noncitizen into custody at his residence in Hyattsville on Aug. 2 and served him with papers ordering him to appear before an immigration judge.

“This Jamaican noncitizen blatantly ignored Maryland’s gun laws by carrying a loaded handgun in public,” said ERO Baltimore acting Field Office Director Darius Reeves. “Had we not apprehended him, he could have easily wreaked havoc on the residents of Maryland. ERO Baltimore will continue to exhaust our resources to provide safe communities for the people of Maryland.”

The Jamaican national legally entered the United States in May 2011 at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida.

Officers from the Prince George’s Police Department arrested and charged him with possessing a loaded firearm on Feb. 28.

On June 29, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in Upper Marlboro convicted the Jamaican national of possessing a loaded handgun and sentenced him to 23 months of incarceration followed by 3 years of supervised probation.

As one of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) three operational directorates, ERO is the principal federal law enforcement authority in charge of domestic immigration enforcement. ERO’s mission is to protect the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of U.S. communities and the integrity of U.S. immigration laws, and its primary areas of focus are interior enforcement operations, management of the agency’s detained and non-detained populations, and repatriation of noncitizens who have received final orders of removal. ERO’s workforce consists of more than 7,700 law enforcement and non-law enforcement support personnel across 25 domestic field offices and 208 locations nationwide, 30 overseas postings, and multiple temporary duty travel assignments along the border.

ICE breaking news ERO Baltimore arrests Jamaican national convicted of illegally carrying loaded weapon Government Agency News