Marshals Arrest Drug Suspect After 30-year Fugitive Hunt

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Authorities say U.S. Marshals have tracked down and arrested a fugitive wanted since the late 1980’s on federal drug charges.

Officials said Monday that 68-year-old Humberto Bonilla, a Colombian national, was arrested in New Jersey earlier this month. Bonilla, also known as Humberto Reyes, had an outstanding warrant in connection to federal charges out of Virginia.

A federal arrest warrant was issued out of Alexandria, Virginia, in 1987 charging Bonilla with failing to appear on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. A fugitive investigation spanned several states.

Authorities developed information earlier this year that Bonilla may be living in New Jersey. On July 18, marshals made contact with a man who denied that he was Bonilla. Marshals fingerprinted the man on the spot, confirming his identity.

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