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Huntington drug ring suspect arrested in Mexico

By Staff reports

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A fugitive indicted by a federal grand jury in 2010 for his part in a drug ring in Huntington was arrested this morning in Mexico, federal authorities said.

U.S. marshals and Mexican police arrested Moises Gamboa, 48, in Rocky Point, Mexico, on a provisional arrest warrant with Mexican authorities, said U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia.

Gamboa was indicted for distribution of marijuana in the Huntington area but fled the country before he could be picked up, Goodwin said.

"Mr. Gamboa allegedly sold thousands of pounds of marijuana and collected millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains as a member of a notorious drug trafficking organization," Goodwin said. "Thanks to the exemplary work of law enforcement and in particular, the U.S. Marshals Service, this fugitive is in federal custody, where he belongs."

Gamboa will face extradition proceedings in Mexico and will probably be returned to West Virginia to face drug charges, Goodwin said.


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