FORT MYERS, Fla. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Miami Sector Dania Beach Station coordinated with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers to arrest a Brazilian national that allegedly murdered his spouse in Brazil. The suspect fled to the U.S. in 1998.
U.S. Border Patrol agents received information that Brazilian national Antonio Marcos Da Silva allegedly shot and killed his ex-wife during a domestic dispute in Brazil and was residing in the U.S. illegally to avoid a prison sentence. U.S. Border Patrol agents and ICE-ERO arrested Da Silva near Fort Myers on Jan. 18.
“Vigilant agents are working tirelessly to apprehend individuals that enter the United States unlawfully and could cause harm in our local communities,” said U.S. Border Patrol Miami Sector Division Chief Peter A. Daniel. “U.S. Border Patrol Miami Sector has significant, ongoing collaborative partnerships with law enforcement partners across Florida and this is just the latest example.”
U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to enforce immigration laws while working closely with local, state and federal law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of border communities throughout Florida.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes information and assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol by calling toll free at (877) 872-7435. All answered calls will remain confidential and anonymous.
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