Logo for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Courtesy United States Department of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons.
. Courtesy United States Department of Homeland Security via Wikimedia Commons.

A MS-13 gang member wanted in his native El Salvador for allegedly beheading a woman and a Guatemalan man sought for a quadruple murder in his homeland were both deported this week to face criminal charges in their native countries, authorities said Wednesday.

Carlos Ivan Rivas-Castro, 22, was sent back to El Salvador today and turned over to authorities by ICE agents. He is accused of killing a female MS- 13 member in eastern El Salvador in September 2011 because he believed she was an informer, according to ICE officials.

“The allegations in this case are shocking and barbaric,” said David Jennings, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. “But it’s reassuring to know this suspect will now be held to answer for his crimes.”

Erasmo Rosa-Mejia, 20, was returned on Tuesday to Guatemala, where he was wanted for his alleged role in an October 2012 armed robbery of a shop in Olopa that left four people dead and a fifth seriously wounded, according to ICE.

“For its part, ICE will continue to work closely with foreign law enforcement to promote public safety and hold dangerous offenders accountable for their actions–no matter where they commit their crimes,” Jennings said.

City News Service

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