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March 02, 2012 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 938-7550
Gang Member Jumps to Top of U.S. Marshals Most Wanted

Las Cruces, NM – United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico, placed fugitive Tommy Alvarado on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted. Alvarado is a self-proclaimed member of the Barrio Azteca street gang and EPT prison gang. The Barrio Azteca Gang is the largest and most active prison gang in the El Paso area and was founded in the mid 1980's.

Tommy Alvarado has a warrant for his arrest out of the State of New Mexico Probation and Parole Office for Absconding. Alvarado’s initial charge is for Trafficking narcotics. In January of 2012, Alvarado violated his probation by being in possession of a firearm. Alvarado was released from custody on bond on January 31, 2012, and immediately fled from justice. Alvarado violated his probation in 2010 when he was involved in a shooting with rival gang members. Alvarado is believed to be traveling back and forth between El Paso, TX, and Las Cruces, NM. If you have any information regarding Tommy Alvarado please contact the United States Marshals Service.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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