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The international unit of the Baja state police nabbed another fugitive Wednesday, May 23rd. Ernesto Daniel Chávez, a 23 year old from San Jose, California, was arrested in Mexicali where he was hiding.

Chávez is a known Sureño gang member, who is wanted for allegedly murdering a rival with a baseball bat. Chávez had fled to Mexicali where he has family members, in hope of avoiding arrest. Chávez has had numerous prior arrests, including aiding in the escape of his younger brother from a juvenile prison with the help of his mother.

Alfredo Arenas Moreno, coordinator of the Enlace Internacional de la Policía Estatal Preventiva (International Liaison of the State Preventive Police), gave details of the arrest and displayed the suspect in front of local media early Thursday. According to Moreno, information from United States authorities helped lead to the arrest.

Baja state police have worked closely with United States law enforcement in recent months, including an agreed increase in shared information.

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