Joe Luis Saenz, a vicious gangster suspected of kidnapping, raping and killing the mother of his daughter, was taken into custody in Mexico and was transferred to Los Angeles where he will face charges. Saenz was suspected of being in Mexico working as an enforcer for a cartel after fleeing the country but due to a joint operation with help from the Mexican government they were able to catch this guy who was on the most wanted list since 2009. Apparently he was on the same status as more famous criminals such as James Whitey Bulger the Irish mobster and Osama Bin Laden. There was a $100,000 for information leading to his arrest. Hit the jump for more.
Investigators said Saenz shot and killed two rival gang members in July 1998 to retaliate for an assault on one of his associates.
Saenz suspected Sigrieta Hernandez, his girlfriend and the mother of his daughter, was going to tell police about the slayings, investigators said. He is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing her less than two weeks later.
Saenz also is believed to have killed Oscar Torres at his home in suburban Whittier in October 2008 because he failed to repay $600,000 in drug money after police seized the cash during a traffic stop. Authorities said they have videotape from a surveillance camera at Torres’ house that shows Saenz killing Torres and wounding another person.