Feds: Cartel-linked man arrested on NM dance floor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
(AP) — Federal officials say a suspected drug trafficker affiliated with
the deadly Sinaloa Cartel couldn't dance his troubles away.

Omar
Cota was taken into custody early Friday off a dance floor at Route 66
Casino's Club Envy in New Mexico. Officials say federal agents and
police in Laguna arrested the 28-year-old after receiving a tip that he
liked to go to the casino.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Cota had
an outstanding federal arrest warrant for drug trafficking and had
eluded federal agents since February 2012.

Authorities say agents
found a large amount of cash and suspected drugs with Cota, who is
believed to be a member of the Brew Town gang.

It was unclear if Cota had an attorney.

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