Guatemalan Man Sent Back By ICE Agents To Face Attempted Homicide Charges

PHOENIX – A Guatemalan national, Enrique Funes-Herrera, who is wanted in Guatemala for attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm, was deported on Friday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents handed over Funes-Herrera to the custody of the Guatemalan National Civil Police.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “On Sept. 30, 2009, the Judicial Organization in Playa Grande, Ixcan, Quiche, Guatemala, issued a warrant against Enrique Funes-Herrera for the offenses of attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm.”

Funes-Herrera, age 52, came into ICE custody on Sept. 5, 2018, after he was caught by the U.S. Border Patrol. Funes-Herrera was detained after being caught and was placed into removal proceedings.

On Sept. 7, 2018, Guatemalan authorities notified ERO that Funes-Herrera was subject to an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm, in connection with an attempted kidnapping.

“Foreign fugitives attempting to avoid prosecution of violent crimes committed in their home country will not find sanctuary in the United States,” said Henry Lucero, field office director for ERO Phoenix. “ICE will continue to work with our international counterparts to aggressively pursue criminals who threaten the public safety of our local-area communities.”