Armed drug fugitive from Georgia arrested in Mission

Raul Eduardo Prado // Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Photo

A man who skipped out on his drug trafficking trial in Georgia has been arrested after being found with drugs and guns at a home in Mission.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Raul Eduardo Prado was supposed to go to trial in Lawrenceville, Georgia on Wednesday.

Prado skipped his drug trafficking trial and is now considered a fugitive by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in Georgia.

Investigators said Prado owns a home in Port Isabel and a ranch outside Edinburg.

U.S. Marshalls located the 56-year-old suspect at a home in Mission where authorities found marijuana and two handguns.

Authorities believe Prado came to Texas to look for a witness in his trial and had considered him armed and dangerous.