An FBI 10 most wanted multiple-murder suspect is arrested in Mexico
He is in Los Angeles Police Department custody and is expected to be arraigned next week on murder charges, said Laura Eimiller, an FBI spokeswoman.
Jose Luis Saenz, who is believed to have worked for a Mexican drug cartel, was arrested after a joint investigation by the FBI, LAPD and Mexican authorities, Eimiller said.
Authorities believe that Saenz, a reputed gang member, shot and killed two gang rivals in Boyle Heights in 1998.
Days later, he allegedly kidnapped, raped and killed his girlfriend.
He is believed to have killed a fourth person in Los Angeles County in October 2008, according to the FBI.
Saenz, who is believed to be 36 or 37, was flown Friday under FBI escort from Guadalajara to Los Angeles International Airport, Eimiller said.
Saenz has "been sought for some time," she said. "There's a lot of determination that went into this capture."
Authorities "suspected that he had crossed the border to Mexico and back often," Eimiller said.
-- Hailey Branson-Potts
Photos: Jose Luis Saenz in a 2009 file photo. A wanted post. Credit: FBI