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ICE in Massachusetts arrests Brazilian national wanted for aggravated homicide of a child



BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston arrested an unlawfully present Brazilian national who, since July 21, has been wanted in Brazil by law enforcement authorities for aggravated homicide of a child under the age of 14. ERO Boston officers arrested the 52-year-old Brazilian national on federal immigration violations near his residence in Plymouth on Oct. 18.

“ERO Boston is always pleased when we can apprehend a criminal suspect like this individual,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd Lyons. “ERO Boston will not allow the world’s criminals to use the American immigration system to evade criminal charges. Our committed team of professional officers stands ready to locate, apprehend and remove such fugitives from our New England communities. We will seek the removal of this individual so that he can face criminal charges in his home country.”

In May 2021, the Brazilian citizen unlawfully entered the United States near San Luis, Arizona, and U.S. Border Patrol apprehended and processed him.

In June 2021 he was released on his own recognizance pending a future immigration hearing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services but failed to report.

A criminal court in the town of Mogi Das Cruzes, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, sought custody of the Brazilian national in July 2021 for a felony criminal charge of aggravated homicide.

After being alerted to the fugitive’s potential presence within its area of responsibility, ERO Boston initiated an investigation and apprehended him without incident.

He will remain in ERO Boston custody pending removal proceedings.

According to multiple reports, the suspect has been identified as Antonio Dos Santos.

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