ICE deports convicted terrorist supporter to Uzbekistan

ICE officers sent Jumaev to Uzbekistan on a commercial flight on Oct. 6, where he was then transferred into the custody of Uzbekistani law enforcement officials.

Updated: October 31, 2022 - 3:06pm

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers deported a foreign national convicted of supporting a foreign terrorist organization to Uzbekistan, the agency announced Monday.

Officials determined Bakhtiyor Bazarovich Jumaev, 55, posed a "threat to national security due to terrorism activities," the agency stated.

ICE officers on Oct. 6 put Jumaev on a commercial flight to Uzbekistan, where he was then transferred into the custody of Uzbekistani law enforcement officials.

Jumaev was convicted in 2018 of two counts of conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. An immigration judge ordered Jumaev's removal in 2019, and his appeal was dismissed twice, once in 2021 and again this past June.

"This removal is yet another example of the great work ERO is doing in coordination with internal and external stakeholders overseas," acting Field Office Director Jason Knight said. "I am proud of the role that we at ICE play in making our communities safer."