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For Immediate Release

October 13, 2011 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico
(505) 462-2330
Three Barrio Azteca Gang Members Arrested in Early Morning Warrant Execution

Sunland Park, NM - In the early morning hours of October 13, 2011 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 arrested three know “Barrio Azteca” gang Members in Sunland Park, NM. The arrests came after a well-coordinated multi-agency search and arrest warrant was executed in Sunland Park.

The arrests were three of four gang members charged with extortion, robbery and conspiracy in the Sunland Park, NM area. The Fourth “Azteca” Javier Tarango wanted in connection with the crimes is still at large and the Marshals Service along with other State, Local, and Federal agencies are actively investigating his whereabouts. The Marshals Service in New Mexico is also going add Tarango to its New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program hoping to help expedite Tarango’s capture. Trango meets the Marshals Service criteria for addition to their most wanted gang offender category. Tarango a known “Barrio Azteca” gang member has a lengthy criminal history involving assault and aggravated battery.

If you receive any information regarding the above named individual, please contact the United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico at (505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces.

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