Mexican Fugitive Wanted for Murders and Involvement in Organized Crime Returned to Mexico


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

At the end of FY 2008, there were approximately 560,000 fugitive alien cases

A man wanted by the Mexican government for his involvement in several murders, robbery, kidnapping and ties to organized crime was escorted back to Mexico by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and turned over to authorities in Mexico City.

Liberio Andrew Gonzalez, an illegal alien, departed the United States without incident on Saturday, March 7 and was turned over to the Mexican Federal Police (Federales) at Mexico City International Airport.

“This arrest serves as an example for foreign criminals to think twice before fleeing to the United States to avoid prosecution,” said Christopher Shanahan, field office director for the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in New York.

“ICE is committed to working with its local, federal and international law enforcement partners to arrest and return wanted fugitives to their native countries to face justice,” he added.

While Gonzalez was merely one of over a half-million illegal alien fugitive cases, his case is considered a significant one.

Gonzalez, who has no known criminal history in the United States, was the subject of a criminal investigation in Mexico but fled before police could arrest him. ICE’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested Gonzalez without incident in Staten Island, New York for being in the United States illegally.

Gonzalez’s arrest was a result of close cooperation between ICE, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mexican Federal Police.

ICE’s Fugitive Operations Teams give top priority to cases involving aliens who pose a threat to national security and community safety, including members of transnational street gangs, child sex offenders, and aliens with prior convictions for violent crimes.

The Fugitive Operations Team officers and agents use intelligence-based information and leads to locate and arrest aliens who have been ordered to leave the country by an immigration judge, but have failed to comply.

The National Fugitive Operations Program is responsible for reducing the fugitive alien population in the United States. ICE’s databases show that the targeted enforcement strategy is paying off. The nation’s fugitive alien population continues to decline, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s press office.

At the end of FY 2008, there were approximately 560,000 fugitive alien cases — a decrease of nearly 37,000 since the beginning of the fiscal year. This is a historic reversal of the previous growth trend in fugitive cases, according to DHS officials.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the former blog editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Recently, the editors at Examiner.com appointed him as their Law Enforcement Examiner. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for NewswithViews.com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 300 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. If you wish to receive Kouri’s emailed law enforcement and intelligence reports, write to him at COPmagazine@aol.com. Simply write “Free Subscription” on the subject line.

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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