ICE Arrests MS-13 Gang-Affiliated Illegal Immigrant Who Had Been Released Onto The Streets: REPORT


Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore arrested an MS-13-affiliated illegal immigrant who was released onto the streets after he served prison time for voluntary manslaughter, according to a press statement. 

Part of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), ERO Baltimore announced their arrest on Dec. 12 of a 26-year-old unnamed MS-13 gang member who was previously released in Maryland in 2019, the statement stated. Prior to his release, ERO officials lodged an immigration detainer against the MS-13 gang member, seeking to deport him.

While officials are unaware of how or when the Honduran illegal immigrant entered the U.S., he was approached by Border Patrol in April 2014. Authorities stated he had been an unaccompanied minor and was transferred to the custody of his father in Hyattsville, Maryland. 

In November 2015, however, he was arrested by the Prince George’s County Police Department and charged with second degree assault, according to the press statement. In August 2016 he was arrested a second time for concealing a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest following a closing of his immigration proceedings in March 2016, according to the report.

While he was convicted of resisting arrest in September 2016 and charged with 30 days of incarceration, the court ultimately dismissed his remaining charges, according to the report. The illegal immigrant was finally arrested for a third time in November 2016 and charged with “first-degree murder, second-degree assault, second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree, conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree, conspiracy to commit assault in the second degree, having a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure, having a handgun on his person, reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, and possession of firearm by a minor,” the press release stated.