Jaime Veleta - New Mexico - 2008 Jun 6, 2014 11:00:13 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jun 6, 2014 11:00:13 GMT -5
(Above: Jaime Veleta, lone remaining fugitive in case. Photo Credit: USMarshals.gov)
Mario Talavera & Jaime Veleta are wanted for a drug cartel related murder in New Mexico. Talavera was briefly aired as the 50/50 fugitive for New Mexico on the two 2011 specials, but Veleta never even got his own amw.com profile.
In 2008, Gerardo Nunez hired Danny Baca and Joseph Laycock to transport $7000 worth of marijuana from Mexico to Texas. However, the two skipped El Paso and took the drugs and the car to Albuquerque. That's when Mario Talavera, his cousin Jose Talavera, Jaime Veleta and a fourth unidentified suspect, kidnapped Baca and had him shot 22 times with an assault rifle, then had his body burned. A confidential informant led Bernalillo County authorities to Jose Talavera. As of 2011, investigators were trying to charge Nunez with kidnapping, but Mario Talavera and Jaime Veleta are still wanted for Danny Baca's murder.
Thoughts? Talavera and Veleta were members of the Juarez Drug Cartel and they may be in Ciudad Juarez or somewhere nearby. My biggest issue with this case is AMW's laziness when they didn't even add an amw.com profile for Veleta.
Admin Note #1: Mario Talavera has now been captured but Jaime Veleta is still at large. According to the US Marshals website, anyone with information should contact please contact their office for the district of New Mexico- (505) 346-6400/Albuquerque or (575) 527-6850/Las Cruces.
Admin Note #2: If you have any news-related updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form