Nicaragua officials arrest top FBI fugitive

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Juan Elias Garcia (left) was wanted for the execution-style murder of 19-year-old Vanessa Argueta and her 2-year-old son (top right).

April 1st, 2014 (ISH)  Nicaraguan authorities have arrested an alleged Salvadoran gang member on the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, National Police Director Aminta Granera said.

Juan Elías García is wanted by U.S. authorities in connection with the execution-style murder of a 19-year-old New York woman and her 2-year-old son in 2010, the FBI said on its website.

García, a 21-year-old alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang, was arrested in a neighborhood east of the nation’s capital of Managua, Granera said.

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