Mike Madriaga 12:40 p.m., May 25
Baja fugitive arrested in Utah
Man wanted for 2011 murder in Ensenada arrested in Salt Lake City
United States Customs Enforcement Agency officials announced Friday, January 18th, that a man wanted for murder in Baja California was returned after being arrested in Salt Lake City. Saul Camargo-Avendano, who was sought in connection with the Ensenada murder of a city councilman, was arrested on unspecified charged. Police records indicate the 41 year old suspect was booked into a local jail on December 20th, 2012.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, local authorities held Camargo-Avendano on an immigration hold, and then discovered he was wanted in the Mexican state of Baja California.
The murder took place in February of 2011 and is believed to be tied to a labor dispute. Six other people have been charged in connection with the murder, Camargo-Avendano is the second to be arrested.
Immigration and Custom Enforcement records show that the fugitive was detained and returned to Mexico twice in December of 2011 after attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally twice in one day. Camargo-Avendano was turned over to Mexican authorities on Wednesday, January 16th, at the San Ysidro crossing in San Diego.