Albuquerque, NM - Since October of 2014 the United States Marshal Service in New Mexico along with its’ South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force members have made 52 arrests of homicide or attempted homicide fugitives in New Mexico. United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad E. Candelaria said “These arrests all were a direct result of the U.S. Marshals Service and its’ Task Force partners commitment to making and keeping New Mexico communities safe”.
Of the 52 arrests approximately 40 were state warrants and the remainder were federal warrants. These warrants were adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service through the SWIFT Task Force or referred to the District of New Mexico by other U.S. Marshals offices and Task Forces across the country. These arrests also span different countries including fugitives wanted for homicide by foreign countries. “The U.S. Marshals Service is known for its relentless dedication when it comes to the pursuit of fugitives and the results speak for themselves” United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria commented.
Each of these 52 arrests involved an in-depth investigation that in some cases involved numerous states, U.S. Marshal Offices and law enforcement agencies. By utilizing the nationwide network of law enforcement officers assigned to U.S. Marshal Violent Fugitive Offender Task Forces, Investigators in New Mexico have helped bring criminals to justice and closure to the victims’ families.
In 2014 U.S. Marshal task forces arrested more than 104,000 federal, state and local fugitives on felony charges.