ICE Agents Detain Venezuelan Fugitive in McAllen

2 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 15 2018 Mar 15, 2018 March 15, 2018 5:10 PM March 15, 2018 in News

MCALLEN – One of Venezuela’s most wanted fugitives was taken into custody in McAllen.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Tirso Antonio Melean-Castellano on Wednesday.

A criminal complaint reveals Homeland Security searched his McAllen apartment on South G Street and found two weapons and ammunition.

Melean-Castellano admitted to purchasing the weapons at a Rio Grande Valley gun show.

It’s illegal to be in possession of a gun if you’re in the country illegally.

Melean-Castellano is also wanted in Venezuela for murder and organized crime.

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