April 8, 2024

Federal Fugitive Arrested in Mexico

The FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force working with the FBI’s Legal Attaché Office in Mexico City captured fugitive Alejandro Romero on April 3 in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. He has been brought back to the United States and had his first court appearance on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Romero was wanted in connection to an investigation involving the overdoses of a juvenile male and an adult female in the Missoula area.

On March 14, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Romero in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana after he was charged by complaint with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.

FBI Salt Lake City would like to thank the Legal Attache Office in Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM), and FBI San Diego for their efforts in Romero’s capture and deportation to the United States.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.