A Brazilian national wanted for murder in his home country was arrested near Fort Myers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Wednesday.
Border Patrol agents arrested Antonio Marcos Da Silva on Jan. 18, along with the help of ICE and ERO agents, the agency said in a Wednesday evening news release.
Da Silva was wanted by Brazilian authorities for allegedly shooting and killing his wife during a domestic dispute in 1998. A tip led CBP officials to believe that Da Silva was hiding in the U.S. to avoid a prison sentence, stated the release.
“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 Frank Miller in the release. “U.S. Border Patrol Miami Sector has significant, ongoing collaborative partnerships with law enforcement partners across Florida and this is just the latest example.”
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