ERO Boston Apprehends Alleged Fentanyl Trafficker Wanted for Murder in the Dominican Republic

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Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston recently apprehended a Dominican national in Saugus, Massachusetts, who is wanted for murder in the Dominican Republic.

The 27-year-old individual, facing charges related to fentanyl trafficking locally, had previously been arrested for violent offenses such as strangulation and assault and battery.

According to Todd M. Lyons, the Field Office Director of ERO Boston, this individual fled his home country to evade a murder trial and subsequently found himself in Massachusetts.

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Despite repeated encounters with local law enforcement and various criminal charges, ERO Boston remains committed to preventing such individuals from seeking refuge in communities and will continue to apprehend and remove such criminal elements from New England.

The Dominican national entered the United States unlawfully at an undisclosed location and date. In November 2021, he became the subject of a homicide warrant issued by a criminal court in Bani, Dominican Republic. Additionally, he faces charges of trafficking fentanyl in the Newburyport District Court, with these charges still pending.

In December 2021, he was charged with strangulation/suffocation and assault and battery of a family household member in the West Roxbury District Court, although those charges were later dismissed.

The deportation officers with ERO Boston arrested the individual for immigration violations in Saugus on March 21 without any incident. He is currently in ICE custody awaiting deportation from the country.

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EROs conduct removals of individuals who lack a lawful basis to stay in the United States, often at the order of immigration judges from the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

EOIR operates independently from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), with immigration judges making case-by-case decisions regarding individuals’ eligibility for removal or relief.

As a key federal law enforcement agency, ERO safeguards the homeland by arresting and removing individuals who threaten the safety of U.S. communities and the integrity of immigration laws.

ERO focuses on interior enforcement operations, managing detained and non-detained populations, and repatriating noncitizens with final removal orders. With a workforce of over 7,700 personnel nationwide, ERO operates across various locations domestically and internationally to uphold immigration laws and ensure public safety.

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