- Associated Press - Saturday, May 4, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say a man from El Salvador wanted in connection to gang-related violence has been arrested in Sioux Falls.

The Argus Leader reports that 25-year-old Moises De Jesus Ruiz-Mejia was taken into custody earlier this week on an international warrant issued by the Salvadoran government in October.

Ruiz-Mejia is one of 25 people named in the warrant wanted for aggravated homicide or attempted homicide of “numerous victims.” ICE says Ruiz-Mejia and others had connections to the 18th Street Gang.

The release says Ruiz-Mejia entered the U.S. illegally in October. After an encounter with border officials he was released from custody and ordered to regularly report to the ICE office in Sioux Falls.

It wasn’t clear if Ruiz-Mejia had an attorney.



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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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