ICE, U.S. Marshals arrest 45 international fugitives across U.S.

ICE, U.S. Marshals arrest 45 international fugitives across U.S.

(WWBT) - ICE and U.S. Marshals have arrested 45 fugitives across the U.S., all wanted by Interpol, over a three-day operation.

The 45 people arrested in "Project Red II," which ran from June 21 to June 23, are wanted for crimes in 22 different countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

The fugitives were wanted for various charges, including gang activity, drug trafficking, rape, kidnapping and homicide.

One of the fugitives, Emilio Eliseo Coreas Avelar, 23, of El Salvador, was arrested in Burke, Virginia. He was wanted for aggravated homicide and gang participation.

"The level of cooperation and partnership exemplified throughout Project Red II are a reflection of the achievements made possible when law enforcement agencies collaborate to ensure our nation and world are a safer place," said Interpol Washington Director Geoffrey S. Shank.

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