An illegal alien who is wanted by Spanish authorities has been captured in Boston after originally entering the country through Del Rio, Texas. His name has not been released due to “privacy reasons.”

According to ICE, the U.S. Border Patrol first arrested the Colombian national on July 4, 2022 after he unlawfully entered the United States near Del Rio, Texas. Border Patrol served the Colombian national with a notice to appear before a Department of Justice immigration judge and released him on an order of release on recognizance.

Massachusetts State Police arrested him on June 29 in Revere after he was caught driving an unregistered vehicle without a license.

After he was apprehended, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston, which handles deportations within ICE, filed an immigration detainer with the Massachusetts State Police. The detainer requests that the local law enforcement agency keep the suspected illegal alien in custody until he can be transferred to ICE for deportation.

ICE reported that Spanish authorities issued an arrest warrant for the Colombian noncitizen for drug trafficking.

Meanwhile, the charges for unlicensed operation and unregistered motor vehicle are pending, and he will remain in ERO custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.

Specifics on the charges in Spain are unknown.

ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons said, “This Colombian fugitive is wanted by Spanish authorities for trafficking poison in their country.”

This is not the first time an illegal alien has been wanted in the United States or a foreign country for violent crimes.

Holly Tkach

Holly Tkach is a summer fellow at Texas Scorecard. She is a rising senior at Baylor University majoring in Political Science and Communication.