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For Immediate Release

July 08, 2011 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico
(505) 462-2344
U.S. Marshals Bring International Fugitive to Justice

Albuquerque, NM – July 8, 2011, Deputy United States Marshals extradited international fugitive Carlos Alberto Carpio-Morales, to Albuquerque, NM, from Mexico City, Mexico. Carpio-Morales, 24, had been a fugitive from justice since 2007. Carpio-Morales wanted on outstanding felony warrants for Attempted Murder, Child Abuse, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault on a Household Member (Deadly Weapon), and Battery on a Household Member. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) working with the Albuquerque Police Department and the NM Attorney General’s Office coordinated the apprehension and extradition of Carpio-Morales. United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said, “One of our primary goals is to assist State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies not only with the investigation and apprehension of dangerous fugitives but to ensure that no matter where they flee, state to state or to foreign countries we will find them and bring them back to stand before the courts and answer to their charges.”

In 2011, the USMS has handled over 503 formal extraditions, deportations, and expulsions. Designated by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Marshals Service is the federal government's primary agency for apprehending fugitives. The USMS has statutory responsibility for all international extraditions where fugitives flee the territorial boundaries of the United States.

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