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Florida officials nab ‘most wanted’ suspect in Mérida

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Yosbel Flores Rodriguez. Photo: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

The trail of one of Florida’s most-wanted suspects led to Mérida where a suspect was detained after a joint investigation by city, county and federal agencies in the United States.

Yosbel Flores Rodriguez had been sought on a $10 million bond following a 2013 drug trafficking investigation.

The Key West Police Special Investigation Unit, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshal Service, the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution worked together in the case.

Flores Rodriguez, 40, whose last known address was in Miami, was apprehended Friday and deported, according to Key West police.

Flores Rodriguez was charged in 2013 with conspiracy to traffic in Oxycodone but failed to appear in court, according to a police spokesperson and the sheriff’s department.

He was part of a larger investigation that same year involving the seizure of 500 illegal prescription pills and eight grams of cocaine in the Upper Keys.

Sources: Keys New, Key West Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

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