A Mexican national wanted for the murder of a Baja California city council member has been apprehended by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Salt Lake City, the federal agency reported Friday.
Saul Camargo-Avendano was arrested sometime in December by local police on an unspecified offense and handed over to ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. Federal officials took Camargo-Avendano to San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday, where he was turned over to Mexican officials at the San Ysidro border crossing.
ICE records indicated that the 41-year-old was a possible suspect in a February 2011 homicide in Baja California, a Mexican state just south of the border with California. Ensenada city council member Arturo Castellanos-Ruiz was killed in connection to what local authorities believe was a labor dispute. Camaro-Avendano is one of seven people charged in connection to the murder and the second suspect to be apprehended.