FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
May 9, 2016

Albuquerque Police Arrest Fugitive Wanted in Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico Prison Gang Investigation

Paul Enrique Rivera, “Oso,” who was wanted by the FBI on a charge of violent crimes in aid of racketeering (VICAR)-conspiracy to murder/attempt murder, was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Rivera, 44, of Los Lunas, is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Monday.

Rivera was wanted in connection with a multi-agency operation targeting the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico (SNM) Prison Gang.

Two other fugitives are still at large and their photos can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/albuquerque/press-releases/2016/fbi-law-enforcement-partners-target-prison-gang-in-new-mexico.

Shauna Gutierrez, 36, of Belen, charged with VICAR-conspiracy to murder/attempt murder.

Leroy Torrez, 40, of Albuquerque, is wanted on a federal felon in possession of a firearm charge.

In addition, Angel DeLeon, 38, is still a fugitive from an earlier operation involving the SNM gang. His wanted poster can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cei/angel-deleon/.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of these fugitives should contact the FBI (24 hours) at 505-889-1300 or send tips to https://tips.fbi.gov.