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For Immediate Release

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November 08, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico
(505) 462-2330
Marshals Service Most Wanted Arrested

Las Cruces, NM - On November 7, 2011 Javier Tarango was arrested in the 7600 block of Adobe Street in El Paso, Texas. Deputies with the United States Marshals Service assigned to the Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT Taskforce) and Deputies from the El Paso Office of the United States Marshals Service arrested Tarango after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen who saw Tarango’s picture on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted.

Tarago has an extensive criminal history. In July 2010, Tarango pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance and also has previous arrests for robbery, attempted murder and aggravated assault. Tarango’s arrest is the fourth and final arrest stemming from a Sunland Park, NM warrant execution in October by The United States Marshals Service, Sunland Park Police Department, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Customs and Border Protection Air Wing, and Southern New Mexico Gang Task Force Officers, where three other known “Barrio Azteca” gang members were arrested.

Conrad E. Candelaria, United States Marshals for the District of New Mexico stated “the New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program continues to accomplish its overarching goal and that is to remove from the communities within New Mexico some of the most serious gang offenders, sexual gang offenders and violent crime offenders; and with cooperation and partnership, all law enforcement from many agencies and jurisdictions are working together to keep all of our citizens safe”.

The Marshals Service New Mexico’s Most Wanted enforcement initiative is an effort to collaborate, identify and apprehend the most wanted fugitives throughout New Mexico and reaffirms the commitment of the United States Marshals Service to target fugitives victimizing New Mexico Communities. Since its creation in December 2010, the New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program has led to the arrest of 31 dangerous fugitives.

To see who is on the United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted go to http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/nm/fugitives/index.html  

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