Drug cartel member wanted in Indiana has been captured

Juan Alberto Mendez (FBI)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — A drug cartel member wanted for racketeering, kidnapping and murder in Indiana and Texas has been captured.

Juan Alberto Mendez was taken into custody in Mexico on August 1.

He's accused of being a member of the Gulf Cartel.

Mendez will face a judge today in Texas.

The arrest of Mendez resulted from the cooperative efforts of San Antonio FBI, Indianapolis FBI, the FBI’s Legal Attaché assigned to the United States Embassy in Mexico City among others.

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