Gonzalo “El Chano” Juarez-Limon, 48, was turned over to Mexican authorities at the international boundary on top of El Paso’s Stanton International Bridge. He is wanted in Mexico for the 1996 murder of Manuel Monrroy Islas, according to a Mexican arrest warrant.
Since 1999, Juarez-Limon has been removed from the United States six times. In December 2007, he was convicted of illegally entering the United States. He was twice federally convicted for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported: May 23, 2007, and Jan. 10, 2018. Depending on an alien’s criminality, an alien who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.
On Feb. 13, 2018, the Mexican Attorney’s General’s Office (PGR) first notified ERO El Paso that there is an active arrest warrant for Juarez-Limon for the 1996 aggravated homicide.
Since Oct. 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 1,700 foreign fugitives from the United States who were sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder. ERO works with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Office of International Operations, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the United States.
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE tip line at 1 (866) 347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199. They can also file a tip online by completing ICE’s online tip form.
ERO coordinates the removal of criminals, foreign fugitives and others ordered deported. Last year, ERO removed 226,119 individuals from the United States. ICE is focused on smart and effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes its resources on those who pose the biggest threat to national security, border security and public safety.