One of Canada’s most wanted fugitives was arrested in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, a spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office told Efe on Wednesday.
Reputed drug trafficker Nicholas Michael Lucier was detained in the Pacific coast city of Nuevo Vallarta, Leonel Escobedo said.
The arrest of Lucier, who was using the alias “Corry Corbett,” followed an “intense operation,” according to the spokesman, who said the Web page of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police describes the fugitive as an international cocaine trafficker.
Nayarit state police caught up with Lucier two days after Canadian national Thomas Gisby was gunned down outside a coffee shop in Nuevo Vallarta.
Lucier will be turned over to the federal Attorney General’s Office, Escobedo said.