IREDELL COUNTY, NC – A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member convicted of driving while impaired in Iredell County was deported on Friday to his home country, where he’s wanted for murder.
Melvin Eduardo Ramos, 34, was in the country illegally when he was arrested and convicted of DWI in October, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ICE took custody of Ramos after his DWI conviction, and a federal immigration judge in May ordered him removed from the country.
Federal deportation officers in Atlanta transferred Ramos from the Stewart County Detention Center on Thursday to Alexandria, La.
Ramos was put on an ICE Air charter flight in Alexandria that arrived in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday afternoon, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said. Ramos was then transferred into Salvadoran custody, Cox said.