Mexican national apprehended in Weems is returned to his country

RICHMOND—A Mexican national wanted on homicide charges in his home country was removed from the U.S. December 18 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

 On September 27, Jose Froylan Garcia Melendez was admitted to the U.S. using a nonimmigrant H2-B visa. The day after his admission, the government of Mexico notified ICE that he was the suspect in a double homicide in the city of Victoria in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

On September 29, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested Garcia at his place of employment in Weems on immigration violations because he intended to remain in the U.S. and did not possess the required documents to do so.

On September 30, Mexican law enforcement authorities issued an arrest warrant for Garcia formally charging him with homicide….


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