HOUSTON — A Salvadoran and member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, wanted for aggravated homicide, was arrested Wednesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Houston.
This arrest is the latest result of stepped up collaborative efforts to locate Salvadoran criminal fugitives in the United States and return them to El Salvador to face justice.
William Magana-Contreras, 36, was arrested in Houston on April 26, without incident and placed in ICE custody.
“The apprehension of known gang members and foreign fugitives in the United States is an ICE priority,” said Patrick D. Contreras, field office director of ERO Houston. “The cooperation between the United States and Salvadoran governments resulted in the arrest of this foreign fugitive.”
Magana- Contreras is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide He has previously criminal convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sexual assault.