Central American Illegal Alien Pair Deported for Murder Charges

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A Salvadoran illegal alien and member of a criminal gang has been deported so he can face aggravated murder charges in connection with the execution of a rival gang member.

This week, agents with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office of Enforcement and Removal Operations flew 26-year-old Jose Martin Cruz Martinez from Texas to his native country so he could face trial. In a similar fashion, ICE officers also flew 50-year-old Renan Hernandez Navarro to Honduras.

According to information provided to Breitbart Texas by ICE, Cruz Martinez has an outstanding warrant in El Salvador for the August 8, 2014 shooting murder of a member of the Pandilla 18 who had been riding as a passenger in a taxi bike. Hernandez Navarro is wanted in connection with an August 18, 2000 warrant charging him with “culpable murder”.

Cruz Martinez was arrested on August 9, in the border city of Hidalgo, Texas. ICE agents confirmed that he was a fugitive wanted by Interpol days later. Last month an immigration judge in Texas ordered Cruz Martinez be deported.

Hernandez Navarro was arrested in Eagle Pass in August, shortly after authorities confirmed that he was wanted in his home country. Last month an immigration judge ordered his deportation.

Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,700 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape, and murder.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project and you can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.