The FBI said Monday that a Los Angeles man on the agency’s most-wanted fugitives list had been arrested.
Jose “Joe” Luis Saenz was arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico, Thursday for the deaths of four people, including two rival gang members and his girlfriend. He was later sent to a jail in Southern California, officials told The Associated Press.
The FBI had offered a $100,000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest of Saenz, who allegedly also worked for a Mexican drug cartel and is said to have traveled between the United States and Mexico.
Even though Saenz was featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” television show, the FBI said that he had eluded them for 14 years. But ultimately, “The adage that you can run but not hide speaks truthful here,” Los Angeles FBI official Bill Lewis told CNN.
“We were dogged in our determination to find him, but when you have that many aliases, and you have that much money and connections and you move around that much, it makes it a little more difficult,” FBI special agent Scott Garriola told AP.
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