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For Immediate Release

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October 01, 2012 Juan F. Lara, Southern District of Texas (956) 618-8025
Wanted Fugitive Captured After 8 Years on the Run

McAllen, TX – A Texas woman wanted for cocaine charges was arrested by the United States Marshals Service-multi agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) on October 1, 2012.

Selene Ramos, 29, was wanted by the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office in Plaquemine, Louisiana for the offense of Failure to Appear. On August, 2004, Ramos was stopped by the Louisiana Interdiction Unit and was arrested after Law Enforcement discovered approximately 7 kilograms of cocaine in her vehicle. Ramos bonded out and remained a fugitive after failing to appear at her court hearing. A warrant was issued against Ramos charging her with Possession of Cocaine.

On October 1, 2012, U.S. Marshals Service Investigators developed information that Ramos was staying in a rural area in Penitas, Texas. During surveillance, members of the GCVOFTF positively identified and observed Ramos enter a house near the 16000 block of Sago Palm Drive in Penitas, Texas. Members of the GCVOFTF approached Ramos, and placed her under arrest. Ramos is currently being detained at the Hidalgo County Jail awaiting extradition to Louisiana.

The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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

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