- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A murder suspect tied to a violent drug gang from Texas has been arrested in North Dakota.

A federal indictment from the western district of Texas charges Anselmo Flores with murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and racketeering.

Authorities say Flores is a member of the Texas Mexican Mafia. Court documents accuse him of stabbing Angel Cantu to death in January 2011, in Eagle Pass, Texas, as revenge for Cantu’s cooperation with law enforcement.

Federal authorities declined to comment on Flores‘ arrest or why he was in North Dakota.

Flores was arrested Friday morning in the Bismarck-Mandan area. He appeared in federal court and was ordered to be transported to Texas.

The Texas Mexican Mafia was formed in the early 1980s by inmates of the Texas state prison system.

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