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Multi-agency force arrests South Valley Fugitive

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Officers with a multi-agency task force descended upon the South Valley home of a fugitive wanted for violating his probation and arrested him Thursday morning.

Kevin Rangel was taken into custody on an arrest warrant, and was facing new counts after the warrant was served on him, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Following Rangel’s arrest, a search warrant was served on his home, where officers found 9 ounces of methamphetamine, 6 ounces of heroin and three firearms.

Rangel has a lengthy and violent history, according to the release. The release stated that in 2007, Rangel was a fugitive who led authorities on a high speed chase that ended in a SWAT standoff with police.

Rangel is facing new charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Departments that took part in the raid included the Marshal’s Service, task force officers assigned to the Marshal’s Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team SWIFT) Taskforce, the New Mexico Department of Corrections Security Threat and Intelligence Unit, officers with the Department of Homeland Security Border Enforcement Team, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, and Albuquerque Police Department.

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