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A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member who is wanted in his native country for his role in four murders, was turned over to authorities in El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Manuel Edgardo Rivera-Bautista, 32, was flown to El Salvador June 28 onboard a charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Air Operations (IAO) Unit. Upon arrival, the suspect was turned over to officials from the El Salvadoran Civilian National Police (PNC)
Rivera-Bautista was encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol March 31 while attempting to illegally enter the United States. He was transferred into ICE custody May 8. On May 21, Houston ERO was notified that Bautista had an outstanding criminal arrest warrant in El Salvador for aggravated homicide.
Bautista was first encountered Nov. 17, 2008, by ICE’s Homeland Security special agents who were working with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Miami. An immigration judge ordered his deportation on Nov. 21, 2008, as an illegal alien not lawfully admitted to the United States. Bautista was subsequently removed to El Salvador in January 2009.