ICE agents in New Jersey have arrested and deported Irishman Andrew Wall, a member of the Cock Wall Gang crime syndicate. He was transferred into the custody of Irish law enforcement at Dublin Airport.
Wall, 42, is a member of the Cock Wall Gang Traveller family. He served time for manslaughter in his Ireland and, per the ICE report, was wanted there for "possession of articles that can be used in theft."
He came to the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program but failed to depart by the deadline of February 1, 2017, in accordance with the terms of his admission.
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He was arrested on December 20, 2017, for shoplifting and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime in South Plainfield, New Jersey. ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested him on immigration violations in January and confirmed he had outstanding warrants in Ireland.
ERO officers removed Wall on June 19 in Newark, New Jersey, and transferred him to the custody of local authorities at Ireland’s Dublin Airport.
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The Cock Wall gang, according to a 2010 BBC report, includes the three Wall brothers, John, Edward, and Andrew. They were once notorious for robberies across Ireland, mainly targeting the elderly.
Andrew and his wife, Ellen, had their house, a diamond ring, and other expensive items seized by Ireland's Criminal Assets Bureau in 2017.