WASHINGTON – On July 31, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed an unlawfully present Honduran man wanted by Honduran law enforcement authorities for murder. Saudiel Doblado Carias, 28, was removed to Honduras on an ICE Air charter where he was handed over to Honduran authorities.

Officers from the ERO Washington, D.C. field office arrested Doblado March 10 at his home near Charlottesville, Virginia. Doblado entered the U.S. in 2013 near Mission, Texas, and an immigration judge ordered his removal April 15, 2015, after he did not appear for his immigration hearing. On Sept. 25, 2015, the Honduran government issued an arrest warrant for Doblado for murder.

“ICE is committed to removing fugitive aliens charged with crimes in their home countries so they may face justice,” said Acting Washington Field Office Director Lyle Boelens.

“We are grateful to our law enforcement partners at home and abroad for their assistance in our shared public safety mission.”

ICE has removed hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens, some of whom fall under the category of high-profile removals, since the agency was established in March 2003.

High-profile removals include those who are wanted for a crime in another country, such as murder, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, drug offenses, alien smuggling, fraud or theft. Others include persons who are national security risks, such as suspected terrorists, those involved in counter-proliferation crimes or those on the terrorist watch list and/or the no-fly list, along with human rights or war crimes violators.

ICE removed or returned 267,000 aliens in fiscal year 2019. In FY 2019, 86 percent of ERO’s administrative arrests consisted of aliens with criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

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 reentered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.

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.