PINCH, W.Va. —  An illegal immigrant wanted for questioning in a New York City murder was arrested Tuesday morning in Kanawha County.

Deputy U.S. Marshals and other members of the CUFFED Task Force showed up at Fiesta Farms, a horse boarding stable in Pinch, and arrested Mario Flores-Contreras, Federal agents told MetroNews Flores-Contreras, 24, who was going by the name Alberto Mareo, had worked at the farm for six to eight months and was illegally in the United States from Honduras.

“He had several fake I-Ds on him and he had been able to get hired under false pretenses,” said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeremy Honaker.  “Nobody could have realized he was here illegally.”

The owner of the farm will not be charged.

Deputy Marshals said Flores-Contreras even went further to try and hide his identity when he covered a neck tattoo with another tattoo.

Flores-Contreras is tied to the Latin Kings street gang and was known to be a past “enforcer” for the gang.

Agents from the New York City Police Department, INS, Homeland Security, and the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force were also involved in Tuesday’s arrest.

Flores-Contreras gave up peacefully and is now in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. He is being housed in the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston.



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  • Billy Price

    I actually was incarcerated with this man. He is a friend of mine. He was over here working, and sent all of his money to support his family back home. I do agree that immigrants should come here legally, as well as I believe that the laws should be no different for American born citizens than for people who come over from other countries. I also do not believe in special treatment for anyone. This man was here working and supporting his family. People are so quick to judge someone. As far as the murder case, the truth will come out, but even if he were guilty of this crime, he shouldn't receive any punishment that would differ from an american born citizen. We are all human.

  • Levelheaded

    When the Dems are finished, Americans will have no country left.

  • me

    And we letting more in and give them freebies thanks to our clueless president. Wish we could deport him back!

  • Wixcheew

    When someone crosses the
    border of any other nation illegally
    it should be considered an act of war. When the parent country is
    going to get their butt kicked they
    might control their citizens better.
    Also border guards or soldiers
    should be allowed to capture, shoot
    etc. these illegal people. They
    would not have to shoot too many
    but I bet they would not get the
    message. They have not as yet
    Also there are possibly 30,000,000
    illegals in the US from Mexico china
    and many other places The US
    should not have to help clean all
    cesspools of the world. Give me your tired your huddled masses yearning to breathe free did not
    mean for the whole population to
    come here. The native americans
    should have had stricter immigration laws. Let a few white
    guys from England in and all of them came It's the same again!!

  • Levelheaded

    With his home being in Honduras, at least we know he won't get "Home Confinement".

  • Hans

    We need to learn from Germany without all the negative stuff. Force these illegals out.

  • ConservativeRealist

    Sounds like a candidate for the new DREAM Act...or maybe for the next Fast & Furious scheme... He was probably just doing the jobs others didn't want to do, e.g. "enforcing" for the Latin Kings

  • blugldmn

    Nobody could have realized he was here illegally....what a crock of BS!

  • Dave

    Calling the man an Illegal Alien is a worse crime than murder in this country , isn't it?


      Screw somebody's version of political correctness. I hope him and all his illegals immigrant friends are rounded up, incarcerated, tried, imprisoned or death and/or deported.

      • liberty4all

        Do you want the necessary increase in your taxes and the size of government which will be required? To deport all illegal immigrants currently in the country is impractical and would require police measures our citizenry would not tolerate. As George Will noted several years ago, to deport the approximate 11 million illegals, many who have been here for more than five years, would require "buses lined bumper to bumper from San Diego to Alaska".

        Come up with a system whereby legal immigration is easier and those who have followed the law are shown preference over those who have not. Deport those who are guilty of crimes other than simply being here illegally.


          Just put a bounty on them. Many unemployed Americans would benefit from new employment. Then put them on one of the Marshall Islands used for a gunnery range.

          • liberty4all

            I see you're "FOR LIFE".

    • RogerD

      Looks like Chris didn't get the memo from AP.

  • AX MAN

    Immigration and Naturalization will probably turn him loose.