RENO, Nev. — An unlawfully current Salvadoran nationwide, needed by authorities in his residence nation for a number of aggravated felony costs, was arrested Thursday.
The arrest was performed by a coalition of federal and native regulation enforcement officers led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removing Operations (ERO) and in partnership with ICE’s Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) job power, Churchill County Sheriff’s Workplace, Fallon Police Division and the Nevada Division of Corrections.
Diego Antonio Ayala-Benitez, 24, is a identified or suspected member of the transnational prison avenue group often called Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). He’s needed in El Salvador on gang participation costs associated to extortion, buying firearms and for involvement in armed theft.
“Working with our federal and native regulation enforcement companions, we’re devoted to our mission of eradicating fugitives who threaten the protection of our communities,” stated Denice Seemiller, performing area workplace director for ERO Salt Lake.
“This arrest demonstrates the significance of sustaining robust native and worldwide communication with our regulation enforcement companions to make sure people, needed for critical crimes again residence, aren’t in a position to search refuge in our communities,” stated Francisco Burrola, particular agent accountable for HSI Las Vegas. “HSI stays dedicated to making sure our neighborhoods are secure from needed criminals like needed MS-13 gang members.”
The Specialised Magistrates Courtroom in San Miguel, El Salvador, issued an arrest warrant for Ayala-Benitez on June 2, 2016.
Ayala-Benitez is a present ICE enforcement precedence as each a public security risk and a current border safety violator. He stays in ICE custody.
Members of the general public who’ve details about overseas fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423, or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199, or by finishing ICE’s on-line tip form.
ICE is now implementing the interim civil immigration enforcement priorities directed by the U.S. Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) to focus its restricted sources on threats to nationwide safety, border safety and public security. ICE continues to hold out its obligation to implement the legal guidelines of the US in accordance with the Division’s nationwide safety and public security mission.