Albuquerque, NM - Alleged murder suspect Pedro Duenas-Madruga is back on U.S. soil and in custody after he was removed from Mexico Friday. Duenas-Madruga is wanted for his alleged involvement the murder of Kevin Swinehart in June 2013.
“Duenas-Madruga’s arrest highlights that the long arm of the United States Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) reaches to international hiding places,” said U.S. Marshal Conrad Candelaria, District of New Mexico.
The Albuquerque Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service SWIFT Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Mexican government, developed information that Duenas-Madruga was hiding in Cancun, Mexico. On Friday, he was returned to the U.S. by Mexican authorities and transferred to the U.S. Marshals in Houston, Texas, where he will remain in custody pending extradition back to New Mexico.
“This case exemplifies the true capabilities of the United States Marshals Service’s ability to transcend even international boundaries in investigating and apprehending violent and dangerous fugitives,” Candelaria said.