A Monday afternoon Tamarac traffic stop of a Cadillac Escalade turned out to be more than just another bad South Florida suburban driver without a license, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
What 26-year-old Carlos Ernesto Lozano Rodriguez had was a warrant for murder in El Salvador as his Interpol Red Notice stated; a membership in a gang, according to BSO; and a history that included deportation in 2015. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials took Lozano Rodriguez into custody.
BSO said Lozano Rodriguez paid $10,000 to slip back into the United States. He’s been living on Southwest 10th Court in North Lauderdale.
He came to BSO’s attention Monday when a deputy saw a 2007 Escalade slowing traffic around West McNab Road and Northwest 70th Avenue.
When the deputy asked for a driver’s license, Lozano Rodriguez produced an El Salvador passport. The deputy put Lozano Rodriguez’s name in the national crime database and got a hit.