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El Paso Man Arrested, Was On Run Since 1996

December 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm

EL PASO (1080 KRLD) - Authorities had been looking for 58-year-old Jose Guadalupe Silva Jr. since August 1996 after he failed to appear in court following his arrest in El Paso on a drug smuggling charge. 

Silva was arrested for possession with intent to distribute more than 50 kilograms of marijuana. 

Authorities say Silva was released on a $30,000 bond and went on the run. Investigators followed leads in Texas, California and Mexico. 

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in November learned Silva was in El Paso and after conducting surveillance, arrested him on Friday.