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Friday March 16, 2012

Secure Communities Program Nabs Guatemalan Murderer and Prison Escapee

Secure Communities Program Nabs Guatemalan Murderer and Prison Escapee

Photo: Guatemalan Escaped Murderer Caught

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A Guatemalan national residing in Providence, who was wanted in his home country for numerous criminal charges including homicide, kidnapping and escaping from prison, was turned over to Guatemalan law enforcement authorities yesterday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE).

This individual was originally identified by ICE’s Secure Communities program after his arrest by the North Providence (R.I.) Police Department.

Alfredo Carrillo, 49, was arrested by local law enforcement Dec. 30, 2011. He was arrested under the name Feliberto Lopez and was in possession of a Mexican voter registration card. However, his fingerprints had a different story to tell. When state and local law enforcement arrest and book someone into a jail for a violation of a state criminal offense, they generally fingerprint the person. After fingerprints are taken at the jail, the state and local authorities electronically submit the fingerprints to the FBI. With the Secure Communities program, once the FBI checks the fingerprints, the FBI automatically sends them to ICE so that the agency can determine if that person is also subject to removal. Secure Communities is activated statewide in Rhode Island.

His fingerprints identified him as Carrillo, and it noted that he was a person of interest who may be armed and dangerous. The note also stated that he escaped from prison in Guatemala.