Details On Extradition of Fugitive Cortez-Guerrero
Jul 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM CST
Jul 17, 2013
It seems like this is criminals week. Only on KGNS-TV will you see this video of another arrest proving law enforcement is serious about catching criminals. "The U.S has been sending that message for a long time. This is not a game. This is all reality. People are being affected." Guerrero had been on the run for a decade. The extradition was a joint effort with the Mexican authorities, U.S Marshalls and the Webb County Sheriff's Office. They were able to locate the fugitive after a warrant was issued by the D.A's office on charges of murder. Chief garza says they just want to bring justice to his victims. "Anybody that commits a violent crime is dangerous and sure enough needs to be brought to justice." Having been on the run for ten years after he allegedly committed a murder on august third of 2003, Garza says Guerrero probably thought he would never be caught. "Most criminals think they're out there that long, it's just a matter of time when the arm of the law will be able to reach out and capture them." Though only our cameras were there to see Guerrero being taken into the Webb County Jail, details of the extradition are being kept close to the people who conducted it. "It's a little bit confidential, but I will tell you this, it's very extensive." Garza says it's important for both sides of the border to work together to keep the everyone safe.