MISSISSIPPI DRUG KINGPIN LABELED ONE OF THE U.S.
“15 MOST WANTED” IS CAPTURED IN MEXICO
DC – Mexican authorities arrested U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive
David Warner in Toluca, Mexico, a city southwest of Mexico City, Friday,
July 8. U.S. Marshals had developed information that the fugitive was living
in Mexico. Information was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals’ Foreign Field
Office in Mexico and provided to the Agencia Federal de Investigation (AFI).
The AFI investigation confirmed that Warner was residing in a gated upscale
neighborhood. AFI and the Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM) arrested
Warner for violating the immigrations laws of Mexico. After INM officials
determined that Warner had no legal status to reside in Mexico, Warner was
expelled from Mexico. Upon landing in McAllen, TX, U.S. Marshals took
custody of the fugitive.
Known by the nickname of “Super Dave,” Warner was the subject of an
intense investigation by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
as the ringleader of a multiple count drug conspiracy. Warner is alleged to
have managed an operation that distributed more than 8,000 kilograms of
marijuana and more than 500 kilograms of cocaine in the central Mississippi
area. In addition, there have been allegations of witness intimidation and
official corruption which have elevated the degree of danger concerning
Warner’s criminal activities. Warner had been on the run for just over a
“Warner’s arrest is a great example of our agency’s international efforts
and abilities around the globe,” said Benigno Reyna, U.S. Marshal Director.
“With the U.S. Marshals’ Foreign Field Office in Mexico and the cooperative
relationships it has established in country, it was only a matter of time
before Warner would be brought to justice.”
The U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization
and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other national law
enforcement agencies combined. In addition, U.S. Marshals operate more than
80 local task forces comprised of federal state and local partners for the
pursuit of fugitives wanted for violent or drug related state offenses.
Additional information may be obtained at the U.S. Marshals website at