SAN ANTONIO — Two Salvadoran nationals, who are wanted in their home country for separate aggravated homicides and other charges, were removed by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Glenda Lissette Campos-Rivera, 24, and Jose Rosa Munoz, 28, both wanted for aggravated homicide were flown to El Salvador on Oct. 25 on a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations (IAO) Unit. Upon arrival, Campos-Rivera and Munoz were turned over to officials from El Salvador’s Civilian National Police (PNC).
On June 19, 2016, around 3 p.m., Campos-Rivera along with three other alleged gang members were riding in a motorcycle when they met up with another individual in an alley. Both parties stopped and had a brief discussion. During an altercation, multiple shots were fired, which claimed the life of one man. Authorities learned that Campos-Rivera owned the motorcycle and determined she was allegedly involved in the shooting.
On Sept. 18, 2018, Campos-Rivera, entered the United States near Hebbronville, Texas, and was arrested by immigration officials. On. Sept. 24, 2018, she was convicted in a Texas federal court for illegal entry. On Sept. 25, 2018 she was transferred to the Webb County Detention Center (WCDC) in Laredo, Texas, where she remained until her removal. ICE officers previously removed her in 2014.
According to Salvadoran authorities, there are five active warrants pending against Munoz ranging from aggravated homicide to aggravated robbery.
“Campos-Rivera and Munoz came to the United States while facing charges of aggravated homicide,” said Daniel Bible, field office director for ERO San Antonio. “The cooperation between the U.S. and our Salvadoran counterparts resulted in removing both immigration fugitives who are a threat to public safety.”
Munoz was encountered Sept. 18, 2018, by immigration officials near Rio Grande City, Texas, after he illegally entered the United States. On Sept. 20, 2018, he was transferred to the Webb County Detention Center in Laredo, Texas, where he remained until his removal.
The ICE ERO El Salvador Office and its Security Alliance for Fugitive Enforcement (SAFE) taskforce provided information to the local ERO field offices to facilitate this individual’s arrest.
ICE removed or returned 226,119 aliens in fiscal year 2017. The proportion of FY17 removals resulting from ICE arrests increased by nearly 10 percent over the previous fiscal year, and the number of ICE interior removals in FY17 increased by over 15,000 from FY16.
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.