ST. TAMMANY PARISH, Louisiana – An illegal immigrant wanted on murder charges was found by local Louisiana police, arrested and subsequently handed over to federal immigration officials.
Juan Sanchez-Roldan, 36, of El Salvador, was stopped by a St. Tammany Parish deputy while driving through Covington in a white 2010 Ford F-350, according to WWL.
After the St. Tammany Parish deputy searched Sanchez-Roldan in the National Crime Identification Center, he discovered that the illegal immigrant was wanted for murder charges in El Salvador.
“A man from El Salvador, who openly admitted to being in the United States illegally for over 10 years, was detained,” St. Tammany Sheriff’s Captain Daniel Seuzeneau said in a statement. “A St. Tammany Parish deputy discovered he had an outstanding international warrant for homicide with the El Salvador authorities.”
St. Tammany Parish officials detained Sanchez-Roldan and held him until the illegal immigrant was handed over to federal immigration officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the process that local authorities are called to enforce by federal immigration law.
While the details of the murder Sanchez-Roldan is allegedly involved in are thin, St. Tammany Parish officials said the illegal immigrant was living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was doing construction work in St. Tammany.
St. Tammany Parish is one of the most conservative parishes in the state of Louisiana and is known for its law enforcement and immigration efficiency when it comes to handing illegal immigrants over to federal authorities.
John Binder is a contributor for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.