HOUSTON — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Houston, Texas, removed three fugitives Wednesday wanted for homicide in Mexico.
Alfredo Medina-Martinez, 29, Guillermo Vazquez-Saenz, 51, and Eduardo Antonio Perez Don Juan, 53, all citizens of Mexico, were escorted to the Laredo, Texas, Port of Entry where they were presented to Mexican law enforcement authorities.
Medina-Martinez is wanted by Mexican authorities for homicide. Vazquez-Saenz and Perez Don Juan are wanted for aggravated homicide.
Medina-Martinez has been removed from the U.S. to Mexico on three previous occasions; Jan. 5, 2019; Feb. 27, 2019; and May 10, 2019. He was ordered removed by an immigration judge Dec. 30, 2018. Medina-Martinez was convicted of illegal entry Jan. 2, 2019, and illegal reentry Feb. 26, 2019, and Oct. 15, 2019. He is a documented member of the Mexicles, a Mexican street gang allied with the Sinaloa Cartel.
Vazquez-Saenz, a documented member of the Zetas Drug Cartel, was administratively removed from U.S. to Mexico May 14, 2013. On Jan. 22, 2018, he was encountered by immigration officials after illegally reentering the U.S. An immigration judge ordered him removed from the U.S. to Mexico Aug. 24, 2018. He was convicted of escaping from custody July 15, 2002, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and driving while intoxicated in Collin County (Texas) June 2, 2006.
Perez Don Juan had previously been removed from the U.S. to Mexico on four occasions; April 17, 1999; Oct. 25, 2002; March 25, 2004; and Dec. 10, 2009. He has multiple criminal convictions in the U.S. including a conviction for attempted burglary in Dekalb County (Georgia) June 26, 1998, illegal reentry March 24, 2003, driving while intoxicated in Galveston County (Texas) Nov. 30, 2009, and illegal reentry March 27, 2020.
“These individuals fled Mexico to escape prosecution for their alleged crimes and have continued to engage in criminal activity here in the U.S.,” said Paul McBride, acting field office director of ERO Houston. “By working together with our foreign law enforcement partners, we have safely returned them to their home country where they will stand trial for their alleged crimes and made our community safer.”
ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. In FY 2019, ERO Houston removed more than 12,620 aliens with criminal convictions and another 1,699 with pending criminal charges.
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE Tip Line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.