BOSTON — A 24-year-old MS-13 squad member wanted in El Salvador for his impasse in eight aggravated murders was private Friday and incited over to Salvadoran authorities by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO).
According to Salvadoran authorities, Leandro Cruz aka Jose Arturo Gonzalez Martinez, was concerned with the murders of eight, which stirred law coercion officials there to list him as one El Salvador’s 100 Most Wanted. Cruz, identified as No. 6, is listed as Martinez or “Gasper” on the Salvadoran Los 100 Mas Buscados list.
He was private around ICE Air under chaperon by ERO deportation officers, before being handed over to Salvadoran authorities but incident.
“Transnational gangs like MS-13 are an guileful source of attack and many forms of other rapist activity in distant too communities here and abroad,” pronounced C.M. Cronen, ERO Boston margin bureau director. “Mr. Cruz will now face probity in his home country for the horrible crimes for which he stands accused.”
Cruz has prior philosophy in Massachusetts for attack and battery. He was incited over to ICE Nov. 16, after portion a judgment in the Suffolk County House of Corrections, where ICE had an active detainer in place. On Nov. 30, an immigration judge systematic him private from the U.S., paving the way for his repatriation to Salvadoran authorities to face the tentative murder charges.
Cruz is the latest dismissal to El Salvador as partial of ERO’s Security Alliance for Fugitive Enforcement (SAFE) Initiative. The SAFE Initiative is geared toward the marker of unfamiliar fugitives who are wanted abroad and removable under US immigration law. Those private as partial of the SAFE Initiative have been deemed incompetent to sojourn in the United States and were all wanted by the Policia Nacional Civil (PNC). To date, the ERO Office in El Salvador, by the SAFE Initiative, has private and facilitated the PNC’s ability to detain some-more than 800 rapist fugitives to El Salvador.