Valley Fugitive Arrested in Laredo

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LAREDO--A fugitive from the Valley was arrested at an International Bridge in Laredo.
     The Pharr man was wanted on outstanding federal warrants in connection to a hostage-taking kidnapping conspiracy and failure to appear for jury trial.
     21-year-old  Luis Gerardo Betancourt was sentenced in absentia to life in prison. 
     Betancourt was turned over to U.S. marshals.
     Authorities have been after him for months.

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