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On Tuesday, U.S. marshals arrested Genaro Olaguez-Rendon, 53, at his residence in Sacramento.

Olaguez-Rendon, who has been on the run from law enforcement in San Joaquin County since April, after he failed to appear in court to face drug distribution charges, has also been wanted by Mexican police for more than a decade.

In May 2000, Olaguez-Rendon gunned-down eight municipal officials in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to Mexican authorities.

Shortly after the massacre, Olaguez-Rendon came to the United States with his family and has been living and working here illegally for the last 13 years.

The Sacramento Bee reported:

U.S. officials had little information about the incident in Mexico, saying in a statement that the suspect “used heavy weapons to massacre a commissioner and seven other city officials in Sinaloa, Mexico,” and that the Mexican government sought help in locating him after he fled to this country.

Earlier this year, the Mexican national actually spent three months in jail following an arrest for the cultivation of marijuana at several 'grow-houses' in Stockton.

Despite his illegal status in this country, he was released on bail.

Olaguez-Rendon has been charged with cultivating marijuana, possessing a firearm and theft of utility services. He is currently being held without bail at the San Joaquin County Jail, and is expected to be deported to Mexico to face multiple charges of murder.

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