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The leader of a feared kidnapping ring was arrested after years on the run by Baja state police in Tijuana on Tuesday, December 18th. Juan Diego Alcaráz Muciño, also known as “El Yeyo”, has had numerous arrests warrants since 1996 in connection with kidnappings and murders. El Yeyo is believed to have run kidnapping operations for the Arellano Félix Organization (AFO) for numerous years.

El Yeyo is alleged to have been active in the AFO since the early 1990’s. According to Zeta Magazine, despite having active arrests warrants, the criminal was hired onto the municipal police force in 2005. Alcaráz Muciño was arrested for the first time in 2008 for pending warrants, yet released days after for lack of evidence.

According to Baja state police authorities, El Yeyo was apprehended with the help of unnamed United States authorities and was displayed for local media on Wednesday.

It is unclear if Alcaráz Muciño could face charges in the U.S.


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Javajoe25 Dec. 19, 2012 @ 7:41 p.m.

Numerous warrants since 1996, and yet hired by the police force. Never arrested until 2008 and then released for lack of evidence. That's why gringos don't understand south of the border. You just don't know where the walls are. You can't count on the foundation of law to be there under your next step. Makes for very unpredictable walking.


Visduh Dec. 19, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m.

Fully agree. That story is too ludicrous for words, but then it's Mexico. Yet, in spite of all, the Baja boosters and TJ lovers keep asking the gringos to come on down and enjoy. If the legal system is that screwed up, I don't want to have anything to do with that country. When it can offer some little assurance that normal human standards of fairness and justice can be expected, then I might, and I stress MIGHT, consider visiting again. And to think that I was a frequent visitor there twenty or thirty years ago!


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