Peruvian Soldier Arrested in San Angelo Deported
SAN ANGELO, TX -- A Peruvian soldier wanted for his role in a massacre in Peru who was arrested at his home in San Angelo has been deported.
According to Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, Special agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Pacheco-Zambrano on Sept. 17, 2018, at his residence in San Angelo. On Oct. 3, an immigration judge ordered that Pacheco-Zambrano be removed from the United States.
As we reported earlier, Dennis Wilfredo Pacheco-Zambrano, 48, a former Peruvian army second sergeant, has been charged in Peru for his alleged role in the July 4, 1991, torture, rape and extrajudicial killing of 15 Peruvian civilians in the rural village of Santa Barbara, Peru. The killings were part of a larger campaign of military violence against the civilian population in the region that took place between 1980 and 2000.
Pacheco-Zambrano was deported Wednesday.