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Illegal Alien On-The-Run For 14 Years For Kidnapping And Robbery, Arrested By ICE In California

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release...

LOS ANGELES, CA - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) successfully completed the removal of a Salvadoran fugitive alien via ICE Air Operations (IAO) charter, June 19.

Pedro Antonio Eguizabal Gonzalez, 45, is a Salvadoran national wanted by law enforcement authorities in his native country for kidnapping with aggravated circumstances, robbery and illegal association.

Eguizabal Gonzalez illegally entered the United States at an unknown time and location without being admitted or paroled by an immigration officer. The Juzgado Primero de Paz Court in Santa Ana, El Salvador, issued an arrest warrant for Eguizabal Gonzalez, July 3, 2006.

Upon receiving a lead from a partner agency, ICE's ERO Los Angeles, assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Fugitive Task Force, arrested Eguizabal Gonzalez outside his residence in Los Angeles without incident, Nov. 24, 2015. An immigration judge ordered Eguizabal Gonzalez removed to El Salvador March 7, 2019; all of his appeals were exhausted by March 2020.

"Through ongoing targeted enforcement efforts and critical partnerships, we have removed another potential predator from our community and helped ensure he faces justice," said ICE's ERO Los Angeles Field Office Director Dave Marin. "Eguizabal Gonzalez and others like him need to know that our nation will not grant them sanctuary. ICE remains fully committed to removing criminal offenders who are here illegally and pose a threat to national security or public safety."

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