- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say another suspected Mexican drug cartel member has been arrested in South Texas and charged with money laundering.

Juan Francisco Martinez-Ramirez remains in custody pending a federal court hearing Friday in McAllen.

The 32-year-old Martinez-Ramirez was arrested Monday night at a home in Mission. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Wendell Campbell says Martinez-Ramirez tried to flee when he saw agents approach but was caught.

A judge on Tuesday denied bond for Martinez-Ramirez, whose case follows the Oct. 9 arrest of the suspected head of the Gulf Cartel. Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez was captured while shopping in Edinburg. Saenz-Tamez was indicted last year on drug and money laundering counts.

Information wasn’t immediately available on an attorney for Martinez-Ramirez, who allegedly was a high-ranking Gulf Cartel member.

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