Zetas hitman arrested in Reynosa

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Mexican police made another big arrest early this morning.

Authorities said a top henchman for the Los Zetas Cartel and the Mexican Mafia is finally behind bars after being on the run for the least four years. Mexican and American authorities said they are glad that Joseph Allen Garcia is off the streets. They said he is a reputed hit man for both the Zetas and the Mexican Mafia.

The 23-year old was arrested in Reynosa at 2 a.m. Friday and was taken to Hidalgo County.

Within hours, Garcia was escorted back to Laredo under heavy security by the U.S. Marshals and Webb County sheriff deputies.

Joseph Garcia faces numerous charges including murder, attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In December of 2003, Garcia traveled to Laredo, authorities said, and opened fire on a group of men with an AK-47 assault rifle killing 18-year-old Mario Gonzalez and injuring three others. Then in August of 2004, he allegedly shot and wounded another man. Garcia was arrested, posted bond and had not been seen since.

Joseph Allen Garcia was featured on Action 4's Fugitive Finder, America TMs Most Wanted and even topped the nation TMs top 15 most wanted list. As of Friday night, he remained behind bars in a Webb County jail awaiting charges.

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