Skip to comments.Mexican gang leader added to FBI Most Wanted list
Posted on 10/21/2009 3:17:04 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
EL PASO, Texas An alleged Mexican gang leader named to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list may have surgically altered his face and changed his finger prints to hide his identity, federal investigators said Wednesday.
Eduardo "Tablas" Ravelo was added earlier this week to the wanted list that includes the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger.
"From what I've heard, it's my understanding he may have had ... plastic surgery and manipulated his finger prints," said Samantha Mikeska, the FBI's lead investigator in a 5-year-old probe of Ravelo's Barrio Azteca gang.
If Ravelo has had plastic surgery, he isn't the first drug gang leader to turn to doctors to try to hide his identity. In 1997, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the one-time head of the Juarez cartel, died while undergoing plastic surgery.
Mikeska said Ravelo is a capo, or the leader, of the Barrio Azteca gang's operations in Ciudad Juarez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso. Barrio Azteca started as a Texas prison gang and has expanded to carrying out crimes in West Texas and Juarez. The gang has also formed a strong alliance as hit men with the volatile Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel in Juarez.
Ravelo and 29 other ranking members of the cartel-aligned gang were indicted by a federal grand jury last year in a Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, case targeting the gang for drug trafficking, murder, extortion and other crimes.
Ravelo has been living a relatively low profile life in Mexico, Mikeska said, and is likely to have people protecting him.
David Cuthbertson, the FBI's special agent in charge in El Paso, said Ravelo is thought to have ordered or approved hundreds of killings in nearly lawless Juarez.
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“EL PASO, Texas An alleged Mexican gang leader named to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list may have surgically altered his face and changed his finger prints to hide his identity, federal investigators said Wednesday.”
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ENGAGING IN THE AFFAIRS OF AN ENTERPRISE, THROUGH A PATTERN OF RACKETEERING ACTIVITIES; CONSPIRACY TO CONDUCT THE AFFAIRS OF AN ENTERPRISE, THROUGH A PATTERN OF RACKETEERING ACTIVITIES; CONSPIRACY TO LAUNDER MONETARY INSTRUMENTS; CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS HEROIN, COCAINE AND MARIJUANA WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
Photograph taken in 1998
Aliases: “Tablas,” Eduardo Rabelo, Eduardo Acevedo, Eddie Rabelo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Eddie Ravelo, Eduardo Rabelo Rodriguez, Eduardo Ruiz, Eduardo Simental Ruiz, Eduardo Saenz, “T-Blas,” “2x4,” “Blas,” “Lumberman,” “Boards”
Dates of Birth Used: October 13, 1968;
December 22, 1965;
October 15, 1968;
November 13, 1968;
October 13, 1969 Hair: Black (possibly bald)
Place of Birth: Mexico Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’9” Complexion: Medium
Weight: 150 to 180 pounds Sex: Male
Build: Medium Race: White (Hispanic)
Occupation: Unknown Nationality: Mexican
Scars and Marks: Ravelo has a scar on his face. He also has tattoos on his chest, abdomen, and back.
Remarks: Ravelo is known to be a Captain (Capo) within the Barrio Azteca criminal enterprise and is allegedly responsible for issuing orders to the Barrio Azteca members residing in Juarez, Mexico. Allegedly, Ravelo and the Barrio Azteca members act as “hitmen” for the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization and are responsible for numerous murders. Ravelo has ties to Mexico and El Paso, Texas. He may have had plastic surgery and altered his fingerprints.
EDUARDO RAVELO WAS INDICTED IN TEXAS IN 2008 FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN RACKETEERING ACTIVITIES, CONSPIRACY TO LAUNDER MONETARY INSTRUMENTS, AND CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS HEROIN, COCAINE AND MARIJUANA WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE. HIS ALLEGED CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES BEGAN IN 2003.
CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST U.S. EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Eduardo Ravelo.
CSI fanatics and forensic experts: I can understand how you can mutilate your finger tips—e.g., burns, selective skinning/scarring, but how can you “change” them?
Is there a chance he dyed his skin a bit (not too much), had the ears pulled out a bit, hid his long form birth certificate, and is actually hiding somewhere in Washington DC?
Maybe if he’s cornered, he can escape in a Jiffy Pop balloon.
I would bet he is living large in Las Vegas with his new face and fingerprints.
One illegal alien Mexican makes the FBIs Ten Most Wanted? Jeez, what about the other eleven million,nine hundred and ninty-nine thousand of them?