Third fugitive arrested following drug sweep

Posted at: 05/10/2013 7:46 PM
Updated at: 05/10/2013 8:19 PM
By: The Associated Press

 

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) - Federal authorities say a third fugitive wanted on drug-related charges that stem from a roundup along the New Mexico-Texas border has been taken into custody.
 
FBI spokesman Frank Fisher identified the fugitive on Friday as 37-year-old Daniel Arrieta of Anthony. He's charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin.
 
On Wednesday, authorities arrested 22 of the 29 people charged in numerous criminal complaints with distributing cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana in and around southern Dona Ana County.
 
Two of those charged were already in state custody. Two are still fugitives.
 
Federal authorities say a total of seven search warrants were executed during the raids, and 20 weapons, 3 kilograms of cocaine, 2 pounds of marijuana and $35,000 in cash was seized.
 
The raids followed an intensive four-month multi-agency investigation.
 
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