Tuesday, July 16, 2013

FBI Seeks Fugitive Gerardo Garcia in Connection with Drug Trafficking Investigation

The FBI issued a wanted poster (at the conclusion of this release) on Friday, July 12, 2013, for Gerardo Garcia, age 64 or 63, of Vado, New Mexico, on a federal arrest warrant charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Garcia avoided arrest on May 8, 2013, when a multi-agency investigation in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, arrested 22 people on federal drug trafficking charges.
A total of 29 residents of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, and El Paso County, Texas, face charges in connection with this investigation.
Garcia, a white Hispanic male, is described as 5’6” to 6’0” tall, weighing approximately 120 to 155 pounds, and having brown hair and brown or hazel eyes.
Garcia is a Mexican national.
He is known to drive a red Ford pickup truck.
Garcia should be considered armed and dangerous.
AQ Gerardo Garcia fugitive 7/12
Anyone with information on Garcia’s whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI in Albuquerque (505-889-1300) or send a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov.
The charges in this operation were the result of an intensive four-month multi-agency investigation led by the FBI’s Las Cruces Cross-Border Drug Violence Hybrid Squad and Southern New Mexico Gang Task Force that targeted known drug dealers in southern Doña Ana County.
The U.S. Border Patrol and the Las Cruces-Doña Ana County Metro Narcotics Agency, which is composed of officers from the New Mexico State Police, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office, and the Las Cruces Police Department, participated in the investigation, which was designated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program, a nationwide Department of Justice program that combines the resources and unique expertise of federal agencies, along with their local counterparts, in a coordinated effort to disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations.
Charges in criminal complaints are merely accusations. All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Gerardo Garcia FBI wanted poster
- Press release concerning multi-agency investigation

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