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For Immediate Release

June 11, 2010  DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 462 2344
Albuquerque's #1 Fugitive Apprehended

Albuquerque, NM - This morning at 10:45 am, Lawrence Bustos, a 19 year old male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT). Bustos was arrested at the intersection of Georgia and Zuni in southeast Albuquerque. Bustos has a number of charges ranging from Robbery, Burglary, Shooting at a Motor Vehicle, and Escape from Custody. Bustos has been featured as one of Albuquerque’s Most Wanted for several months and this month was elevated to Albuquerque’s number one property crime fugitive.

Information was gathered by the United States Marshal Service SWIFT Task Force as to the possible location of Bustos. U.S. Deputy Marshals working in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department’s Property Crime Fugitive Team converged on Bustos’ location. Bustos was observed walking out of an apartment complex in the 400 block of Georgia southeast. Once Bustos was confirmed at the location he was taken into custody without incident. Gorden Eden, U.S. Marshal for the District of New Mexico said “The joint effort between the Albuquerque Police Department and the United States Marshal Service continues to lead to the apprehension of Albuquerque’s most dangerous fugitives. This is just another example of law enforcement agencies working together to accomplish a common goal.”

Bustos was booked on 3 felony warrants into the Metropolitan Detention Center where he will await court
proceedings. Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of
approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at