The detainee was also one of the top 10 objectives of the Campaign for Security and Prosperity expanded in the Laredo area 4 weeks earlier.
Ciudad Victoria, Tam- Four weeks after the Security and Prosperity Campaign for the Laredo area one of the first priority objectives was captured Thursday afternoon by Tamaulipas State Police agents, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Víctor Manuel Palomo was arrested after being a fugitive on the run for US authorities for seven years.
The detainee was found guilty for the death of Alberto García and for wounding Enrique Garza in events that occurred in Laredo, Texas, on May 17, 2009, after a confrontation between two groups at a party in which Palomo shot a semiautomatic weapon into the air.
Although Palomo was arrested on the same day, charged with murder in the first degree and aggravated assault, in July 2011, after the trial began the suspect escaped the authorities.
Days later he was found guilty and sentenced to 99 years for murder and 20 years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
This Thursday, around 3 PM, agents of the Tamaulipas State Police detained Palomo in the vicinity of Aquiles Serdán street for disturbing the peace.
After identifying him he was turned over to the National Institute of Migration (INM) who’s in charge of taking him to the International Bridge I for extradition to the US authorities.
The successful collaboration and communication between authorities of the Joint Task Force and the Tamaulipas State Police, as defined on the Campaign of Security and Prosperity allowed the arrest of Palomo.
The Campaign for Security and Prosperity is a strategy integrated by the Government of Tamaulipas, Joint-Task Force West Division formed by federal agencies and the South Texas Corridor, an area of influence of the Border Patrol