ICE returns fugitive wanted for sexual acts against a minor

Published On: Nov 14 2012 04:38:19 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 14 2012 04:47:06 PM EST

A Mexican national who was in the United States illegally and was wanted for committing sexual acts against a minor, was turned over by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations Miami to Mexican officials.

Cecilio Cerro-Canjay, 32, was wanted in Mexico and had been a fugitive since October 2010 when Mexican authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

ICE officials turned Cerro-Canjay over to the Procuraduria General De La Republica (PGR) in Mexico City Wednesday morning.

The PGR believed that Cerro-Canjay was residing in the United States and requested assistance apprehending him. On Oct. 2, an fugitive operations team arrested Cerro-Canjay in Hillsborough County.

"Returning this fugitive to Mexico is a prime example of how ICE works closely with our international law enforcement partners to identify, locate and deport aliens who are wanted in their home countries for allegedly committing crimes,” said Marc J. Moore, field office director for ERO Miami.

ERO Miami coordinated the removal of Cerro-Canjay with the ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations attaché office in Mexico and the PGR.


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