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For Immediate Release

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May 07, 2014 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2333
Murder for Hire

Albuquerque, NM – Deputy United States Marshals and Albuquerque Police Officers arrested Adam Rico at the Hampton Inn Motel located at Coors and Illiff in NW Albuquerque, NM. Rico was wanted on Murder for Hire charges out of Lubbock, Texas. Allegedly, Rico made several attempts to have a Texas Law Enforcement Officer assassinated. Rico is also being charged with Arson of a Habitation and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. Deputies from the North Texas Fugitive Task Force in Lubbock, Texas, developed leads Rico was in Albuquerque, NM. The U.S. Marshals Service SWIFT (South West Investigative Fugitive Team) task force assisted Deputy Marshals from North Texas and investigated those leads locally. Rico was arrested on Federal charges in April 2014 for Weapons Offenses and Possession with intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. Rico has a $5 million dollar bail and will be booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, where he will await extradition back to Texas.

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

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