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Tag: Jesus Navarro Montes

Family of Slain Border Agent Happy With Arrest in Mexico

The family of the victim is happy authorities made the arrest. But they said they’ll be happier when the suspect is on American soil.

By Adriana M. Chávez
El Paso Times
EL PASO, Tex. — For the family of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar Jr., who was killed last year near Yuma, Ariz., the arrest of a man suspected of killing him comes as happy news.
But the man’s arrest doesn’t end the grief or bring closure for his family.
On Wednesday, Mexican federal agents arrested Jesus Navarro Montes, 22, near Zihuatenejo, a Mexican resort town, in an operation coordinated with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI said. The U.S. government is seeking his extradition on drug charges.
FBI agents in San Diego want to question Navarro, a Mexican citizen, about Aguilar’s death in January 2008 near southeastern California’s Imperial Sand Dunes, where marijuana smugglers have long mixed in with recreational dune riders.

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