BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested an unlawfully present fugitive who is being sought by Brazilian law enforcement authorities for attempted murder in Brazil. The citizen of Brazil was arrested in Braintree on Sept 19.
“This dangerous fugitive is no longer a threat to the community because of the incredible dedication of the officers of ERO Boston,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons. “The residents of Braintree and the surrounding communities can rest more safely today because of this arrest. Foreign fugitives who try to avoid justice in their own country will not be allowed to use our communities to hide from their crimes.”
The 29-year-old Brazilian citizen entered the United States unlawfully in 2005, and U.S. Border Patrol arrested and released him. A federal immigration judge ordered him removed, which he did voluntarily sometime in 2012. He subsequently unlawfully reentered the United States again sometime prior to February 2019. The Brazilian fugitive is currently wanted for attempted murder by a criminal court in the city of Itambacuri in the Minas Gerais province of Brazil.
ERO Boston will seek his removal and he will remain in ICE custody pending a hearing before a federal immigration judge.
The name of the suspect was not released.