Mexican fugitive deported for allegedly killing man, illegally entering US

EL PASO. Texas (KTSM) - After illegally entering the country several times and being wanted for allegedly killing a man in his home country, a "convicted criminal alien" has been deported back to Mexico, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Officers turned Salvador Estrada-Zapata, 29, over to Mexican authorities at the Stanton International Bridge Thursday where he now faces homicide charges.

Officials say Estrada-Zapata is wanted in Guanajuato, Mexico for fatally stabbing Sergio Alonso Ramon in August 2010. According to ICE, a Mexican arrest warrant states that Estrada-Zapata allegedly killed Ramon in an effort to rob him.

According to a news release from ICE, the following describes the four times Estrada-Zapata has illegally come to the U.S.:

    Estrada-Zapata entered the U.S. via Roma, Texas on September 6, 2010. He was arrested four days later in Freer, Texas, and was voluntarily returned to Mexico through Laredo, Texas.
    Approximately one week later, Estrada-Zapata again illegally entered the country on September 14, 2010, this time by way of Hidalgo, Texas. He was arrested the following day in Hebbronville, Texas and granted a voluntary return to Mexico through Laredo.
    Four days later, Estrada-Zapata again illegally came to the U.S. through Laredo, and was voluntarily returned to Mexico on September 22, 2010.
    On March, 2, 2017, Estrada-Zapata illegally entered through Eagle Pass, Texas and was arrested in Carrizo Springs, Texas on March 5. This time, he was served with an expedited removal.

ICE officials say Estrada-Zapata was convicted of illegal entry on March 8 and sentenced to 120 days in federal prison. According to the news release, "an alien who illegally reenters the United States after having been previously removed has committed a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison."

According to officials, Estrada-Zapata was later turned over to ICE custody in Pecos, Texas on June 30, and later transported to the El Paso Processing Center.

Estrada-Zapata is among more than 1,789 foreign fugitives who have been removed from the U.S. since October 1, 2009 who were wanted in their home countries for crimes including kidnapping, rape, and murder.

Anyone with information about other foreign fugitives is urged to call ICE's tip line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199.

 

This article originally posted on ElPasoProud.com


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