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Billboards and Publicity Help Capture Federal Fugitive
Two Others Remain as Fugitives in the Case

FBI Houston October 16, 2012
  • Special Agent Shauna Dunlap (713) 936-7638

Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Stephen L. Morris announces the arrest of fugitive Carlos Romero, 30, of Houston, Texas. Agents and officers of the FBI Multi-Agency Gang Task Force (MAGTF) arrested Romero without incident at his home in Houston around 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012. Aware of digital billboards and publicity in the case, Romero contacted the FBI to turn himself in to authorities.

Romero is one of 25 alleged members or associates of the notorious Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) prison gang indicted for drug trafficking, firearms violations, and for distributing explosive materials last week. Romero is charged with a federal firearms violation.

Two others charged in the case—Enrique Bravo, 38, and Gilbert Gonzalez, 41—remain fugitives, and warrants remain outstanding for their arrests. Beginning this week, Bravo will replace Romero and be featured on Houston- and San Antonio-area Clear Channel Outdoor Digital Billboards. Photographs of these fugitives are at the conclusion of this press release.

Anyone with information as to the fugitives’ whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI at 713-693-5000. Anonymous tips can also be provided through the website www.stophoustongangs.org.

The FBI appreciates the assistance provided by Clear Channel Outdoor Digital Billboards, the public, and the media during the course of this investigation.