ERO New York removes foreign fugitive to Hungary


NEW YORK: Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New York removed a foreign fugitive from the U.S. who is wanted in Hungary for armed robbery.

A charter flight coordinated by ICE’s Air Operations Unit transported Gabor Vadasz, a 22-year-old unlawfully present Hungarian national, from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Ferenc Liszt International Airport Budapest, Hungary. Upon arrival, officials handed him over to Hungarian law enforcement authorities.

“The removal of foreign fugitives who enter the United States to evade criminal prosecution in another country remains a high priority for ERO New York,” said ERO New York Field Office Director Kenneth Genalo. “We are fully committed to working with our domestic and international law enforcement partners to identify and apprehend these fugitives and repatriate them to their country of origin to face justice for their alleged crimes. Our officers should be commended for their tireless work to preserve public safety.”


ERO officers make enforcement decisions on a case-by-case basis professionally and responsibly, informed by their experience as law enforcement officials and in a way that best protects against the greatest threats to the homeland.

ERO, a directorate of ICE, upholds U.S. immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders. ERO operations target public safety threats, such as convicted criminal noncitizens and gang members who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-enter the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ERO deportation officers assigned to Interpol also assist in targeting foreign offenders for crimes committed abroad at-large in the U.S. ERO manages all aspects of the immigration enforcement process, including identification and arrest, detention, bond management, supervised release, transportation, and removal. Additionally, ERO repatriates noncitizens ordered removed from the U.S. to more than 150 countries worldwide.

Public members can report crimes and suspicious activity by dialing 866-347-2423 or completing ICE’s online tip form.

Learn more about ERO New York’s mission to preserve public safety on Twitter @ERONewYork.


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