The U.S. Marshals have arrested Ivan Gustavo Hernandez-Cabral, a 24-year-old man, in Albuquerque for illegal entry into the country. Hernandez-Cabral is wanted in Mexico for his alleged involvement in the murder of nine Americans. The suspect is pending extradition to Mexico, according to the U.S. Marshals.
The murder case stems from an ambush in Sonora, Mexico, where nine American women and children were killed on November 4, 2019. The victims included six children and three women. Hernandez-Cabral is now awaiting his hearing in a federal court in Albuquerque.
The Mexican Attorney General’s anti-terrorism, firearms trafficking, and organized crime investigations unit has been actively seeking Hernandez-Cabral. The U.S. Marshals were able to locate and apprehend him after their office in Las Cruces contacted Homeland Security.
This arrest marks a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the tragic ambush in Sonora, Mexico. The extradition process will determine whether Hernandez-Cabral will face charges in Mexico for his alleged involvement in the murder of the nine Americans.