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FBI adds leader of Barrio Azteca to top ten most wanted list of fugitives

March 9, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
FBI adds leader of Barrio Azteca to top ten most wanted list of fugitives

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The FBI has added Eduardo Ravelo aka “El Tablas” a Mexican-American leader of the transnational criminal gang known as Barrio Azteca, on it’s top ten most wanted list of fugitives.

U.S. authorities say Ravelo oversees the criminal activities of Barrio Azteca in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and has deep ties in El Paso, Texas.

Barrio Azteca works as an armed wing of assassins for the Juarez Cartel also known as the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization.

The group has been responsible for countless murders in Mexico and the U.S.

According to the FBI, the criminal gang is widely involved in arson, robbery, carjacking, extortion, illegal immigration, kidnapping, money laundering, prostitution, drug trafficking and trafficking in illegal goods.

Photo of Eduardo Ravelo aka “El Tablas” taken in 1992

The majority of the members, some 600 active are in US and Mexican prisons. Members benefit from the organization’s profits, which provides them with money in jail.

Law enforcement officials believe Ravelo may have had plastic surgery and altered his fingerprints to avoid detection.

Eduardo Ravelo is wanted by the FBI for a pair of racketeering indictments unsealed in 2008 and 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Artist rendition of Ravelo, who is believed to have altered his appearance

The accused organized crime figure is facing a litany of charges including Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances. Conspiracy to Import Controlled Substances; Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments; Conspiracy to Kill Persons in a Foreign Country; Murder Resulting from the Use and Carrying of a Firearm During and about Crimes of Violence and Drug Trafficking; Murder in Aid of Racketeering Activity.

“El Tablas” is also wanted for numerous homicides committed in Ciudad Juarez.

Ravelo is considered armed and extremely dangerous. The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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