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Federal authorities arrest, deport Guatemalan man wanted for murder

(MGN Online)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers removed a Guatemalan man Wednesday wanted in his home country for murder.

Alfredo Cortez-Damian, 27, entered the U.S. illegally on Aug. 12, near Laredo and was arrested by Border Patrol agents. On Aug. 23, he was convicted of illegal entry and sentenced to 10 days in prison before being turned over to ICE.

“Alleged foreign criminals attempting to avoid justice will not find safe haven in the United States," said Daniel Bibles, field office director of ERO San Antonio. “ICE combines our unique immigration enforcement authorities with our international partnerships to help protect our communities by removing criminal aliens who pose a public safety threat."

Today, he was flown back to Guatemala by officers with ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations and turned over to Guatemalan authorities.

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