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US fugitive arrested in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – An American wanted by the US justice system has been arrested in Playa del Carmen.

On February 7, West Michigan’s Most Wanted, Joseph Anderson, was arrested in a joint operation by Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) and the Judicial State Police in the seaside town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Anderson was wanted by the US justice system for parole violation after serving time for a series of armed robberies including an armed bank robbery.

Anderson was arrested in the private residential community of Playacar after an immigration review at the request of Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (Attorney General of the State). Anderson was taken by INM authorities and escorted by the Judicial State Police to the Cancun International Airport where he was deported back to the United States.

According to a report by Fox News, Anderson has been on the Michigan’s Most Wanted list since August of 2015. His list of offenses date back to 2005 when he served time for four armed robberies but became a wanted fugitive after absconding from his parole.

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