FBI Atlanta
Public Affairs Specialist Jenna Sellitto
(770) 216-3162
March 10, 2024

Last Fugitive from Operation Ghost Busted Captured in Mexico

BRUNSWICK, Georgia—FBI Atlanta special agents working with FBI Phoenix special agents and law enforcement partners in Mexico captured fugitive David D. Young on March 9 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He has been brought back to the United States.

Young was the last fugitive of 76 people indicted in Operation Ghost Busted in January 2023. The drug conspiracy case remains the largest indictment in Southern District of Georgia history.

On December 8, 2022, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Young in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia after he was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance.

FBI Atlanta would like to thank FBI Phoenix, the Tucson Resident Agency, and Legat Mexico City for their efforts in the capture.