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NEWARK, N.J. — On March 3, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark arrested a citizen and national of Brazil in Newark who was subject to a foreign arrest warrant and is wanted in Brazil to serve 15 years and six months in prison for murder.

On an unknown date and unknown location, the fugitive entered the U.S without admission or parole.

“This case shows ERO’s value to the community at large,” said ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris. “Because of our officers’ efforts, a convicted murderer has been taken off the streets and increased safety throughout our community.”

On Jan. 26, 2010, the Pennsauken Police Department arrested subject for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. On Sept. 28, 2010, the Pennsauken Municipal Court convicted the fugitive of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and issued fines.

On Sept.18, 2018, ERO Newark officers encountered the subject, who was detained at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, and lodged an immigration detainer with the facility.

Two days later, ERO Newark arrested the subject upon release from Essex County Correctional Facility and served them with a Notice to Appear in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act. ERO Newark detained the subject at the same facility pending removal proceedings. On Jan. 24, 2019, the subject was released from ICE custody after posting a bond.

ERO Newark confirmed that subject is wanted by the Brazilian Federal Police for murder. The subject was convicted of felony crimes against life in the state of Goias and sentenced in absentia to 15 years and six months of imprisonment on April 5, 2018.

On March 3, 2023, ERO Newark arrested the subject, who was then placed in ICE custody without bond pending removal proceedings. The case is currently pending before an immigration court.

In fiscal year 2022, ERO arrested 46,396 noncitizens with criminal histories; this group had 198,498 associated charges and convictions. These included 21,531 assault offenses; 8,164 sex and sexual assault offenses; 5,554 weapons offenses; 1,501 homicide-related offenses; and 1,114 kidnapping offenses.

Members of the public can report crimes and/or suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or completing the online tip form.

Regardless of nationality, ICE makes custody determinations on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with U.S. law and U.S. Department of Homeland Security policy, considering the individual merits and factors of each case.

ERO is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that protects the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of our communities and the integrity of our immigration laws.

ERO, a directorate of ICE, upholds U.S. immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal noncitizens and gang members, who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-enter the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting foreign fugitives for crimes committed abroad at-large in the U.S. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, transportation, and removal. Additionally, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 150 countries worldwide.

Learn more about ERO’s public safety mission in your community on Twitter @ERONewark.

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