A newly-created task force dealing with illegal immigration arrested one of the FBI’s 100 most wanted criminals on Sunday when they apprehended Micky Louis Mayon in Tel Aviv. Mayon, 33, is wanted in the U.S. for many federal crimes , among them membership in the notoriously racist organization the Ku Klux Klan, the burning of vehicles belonging to federal judges and several charges of severe violence. Intelligence transferred to Israel by Interpol suggests that Mayon had entered Israel illegally in 2008 and has changed his location every two days since his arrival.
The Oz unit, the unit assembled to replace the immigration police, received intelligence indicating that Mayon was staying at a southern Tel Aviv apartment. The task force deployed officers to the location, who proceeded to break into the apartment and arrest the suspect.
Mayon is currently in custody and undergoing extradition proceedings.
“We didn’t expect to partake in this kind of activity while enforcing immigration laws,” said Tziki Sela, the head of the Oz unit. “But the law is the law, and it applies to all illegal migrants, it is enforced in the same way.”