An immigration fugitive from El Salvador wanted for aggravated homicide was deported Thursday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Laredo, Texas.
Carlos Vidal Navarro-Montecinos, 22, was flown to El Salvador July 13 on board a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations (IAO) Unit. Upon arrival, Navarro-Montecinos was turned over to officials from El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).
According to the Attorney General of El Salvador’s Department of Usulutan, on March 7, 2015, two MS-13 gang members shot and killed a prominent federal prosecutor, Andres Ernesto Oliva Tejada. Before the shooting, detectives learned that Navarro-Montecinos, an MS-13 gang member, was ordered to scout the location prior to the murder. Navarro-Montecinos is being charged as accomplice to the aggravated homicide. The prosecutor died at the scene from injuries he sustained from the shooting.
On June 9, 2015, Navarro-Montecinos entered the United States near Mission, Texas, and was arrested by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol. On Dec. 15, 2016, an immigration judge ordered him removed. On June 8, the Board of Immigration Appeals denied Navarro-Montecinos’s appeal. He was transferred to ICE custody and taken to the Rio Grande Detention Center June 11 to await his removal. On June 23, he was transferred to the South Texas Detention Complex in Pearsall, Texas.