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ERO Boston arrests Portuguese citizen wanted for drug trafficking



Photo courtesy of ERO Boston

BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested a Portuguese national who was convicted and sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in Portugal on May 11.

“ERO Boston is deeply committed to helping keep our communities safe, which is a key part of our mission and our work,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons. “The ERO Boston team of officers will continue to apprehend and remove people who are a threat to public safety and who have been convicted of crimes in their home country.”

The man entered the United States in 2008 under the Visa Waiver Program but did not comply with its terms, remaining in the country for more than 15 years. The fugitive foreign citizen, who was convicted and sentenced to more than four years in prison for drug trafficking in the Azores region of Portugal, was arrested and taken into custody by ERO Boston Fugitive Operations Team officers in Fairhaven without incident. He remains in ERO Boston custody. ERO will seek his removal from the United States.

The suspect’s name was not released.

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