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American man with warrant arrested in Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — An Amercian man with an outstanding warrant has been arrested in the seaside town of Puerto Morelos.

Eddy Monroe Vanhauten was detained by the Federal Police in Puerto Morelos. He was being sought by US authorities for the crime of sexual exploitation of minors in the state of California. The 70-year-old man was arrested in Puerto Morelos after an warrant for his arrest was issued by the US Department of Justice.

Police arrested Vanhauten in Colonia Caoba park in Puerto Morelos. He was transferred to the National Institute of Migration (INM) facilities at the Cancun International Airport where he was processed for extradition back to the United States.