For Immediate Release
|January 27, 2017||
Yvette Soto, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Mexico (575) 386-4223
|New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Offender Stopped at the Border|
Albuquerque, NM -
Yesterday, Customs and border protection arrested New Mexico Most Wanted
Fugitive Margarito Ruiz (35) while trying to cross into the United
States at the Laredo port of entry. Ruiz was wanted by New Mexico ATF on
federal charges stemming from the sale of firearms and distribution of
illegal narcotics. Ruiz was charged with being a felon in possession of
a firearm and ammunition, and distribution of methamphetamines, 50 grams
or more. Ruiz has a history of assault/battery and burglary.
Ruiz was immediately placed under arrest by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and was booked into the Web County jail without incident. Ruiz is a confirmed New Mexico Gang Member. Ruiz will be extradited to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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