Mexico Arrests Suspected Murderer on FBI Most Wanted List

Friday, 23 Nov 2012 04:08 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal police have captured suspected murderer, rapist, and drug gang member Joe Luis Saenz, one of the 10 most wanted fugitives on the FBI's list, the government said on Friday.

Saenz, a U.S. citizen, was arrested in the city of Guadalajara in western Mexico on Thursday following an investigation carried out by the federal police in conjunction with the FBI, the government said in a statement.

According to the FBI, Saenz is suspected of shooting and killing two rival gang members in Los Angeles in July 1998.

Less than two weeks later, Saenz allegedly kidnapped, raped, and murdered his estranged girlfriend. Saenz is also believed to have murdered another man in October 2008 in Los Angeles County.

FBI records suggest Saenz is 36 or 37, and the bureau offered up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Born in Los Angeles, Saenz was known to travel between the United States and Mexico, and was believed to be working for a Mexican drug cartel, the FBI said. He had a number of aliases including Zapp, Peanut Joe Smiley, and Honeycutt, it added.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Video Purports to Show Beheading of US Journalist

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 13:18 PM

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.Sotloff, w . . .

ISIS Condemned For 'Ethnic-Cleansing' in Iraq

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 12:52 PM

Amnesty International has accused Islamic State jihadists of systematic ethnic cleansing and mass killings of minoriti . . .

Bernard Kerik: Stop ISIS or Face Threat in US

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 10:26 AM

The recent beheading of American journalist James Foley, by a supposed British citizen and member of the Islamic State,  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved