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For Immediate Release

January 27, 2017 District of New Mexico
Albuquerque Office (505) 346-6400;
Las Cruces Office (575) 527-6850
U.S. Marshals Arrest New Mexico’s Most Wanted
Albuquerque, NM - The U.S. Marshal Service for the District of New Mexico, South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force comprised of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico Department of Corrections, and the New Mexico State Police, apprehended Juan Rivas Jr in an area south of Albuquerque, NM.

Juan Rivas is wanted by ATF and USMS on federal charges stemming from allegedly selling and distributing illegal narcotics. Rivas was also charged with Aiding and Abetting a drug trafficking deal of Methamphetamine. Rivas (AKA P-NUT) is allegedly a South Side Playerz X13 gang member from South East Los Angeles, CA. He has a long history of Selling drugs, Aggravated Battery with a deadly weapon and False imprisonment. Rivas is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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