A fugitive alien and member of the 18th Street Gang was removed from the United States Friday by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Elmer Edrulfo Rios-Mancia, 37, is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide and membership to an illicit group.
Rios departed the United States on Friday from Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana under escort by ERO deportation officers. He was transferred to El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Rios entered the United States at an unknown location without being admitted or paroled after inspection by an immigration officer, and was arrested by ERO officers in Baltimore on March 8, 2017. Following his arrest, Rios was issued a notice to appear in immigration court.
An immigration judge ordered Rios removed from the United States to El Salvador on July 27, 2017. Rios appealed this decision with the Board of Immigration appeals, which denied his request on January 18, 2018.