Guatemalan Accused Murderer Extradited, Entered US Through Douglas

A 56-year-old Guatemalan fugitive, wanted in his home country for homicide, was removed from the U.S. Thursday by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

ERO deportation officers turned Arnulfo Silva-Gonzalez over to Guatemalan authorities at La Aurora International Airport upon his arrival in his home country.

On March 15, 1999, the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) arrested Silva near Douglas, Arizona. USBP granted Silva voluntary return to Mexico after he falsely claimed Mexican citizenship. He unlawfully re-entered the U.S. without being inspected, admitted, or paroled by an immigration officer.

On Sept. 20, 2017, ICE officers arrested Silva outside his place of employment in Moorestown, New Jersey.

On Feb. 26, 2018, an immigration judge ordered Silva’s removal from the U.S. He filed an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals, which was subsequently dismissed Aug. 26, 2018.