Federal authorities say an inmate who escaped from a Miami prison 16 years ago has been apprehended in Charlotte.
Ruben Zenen Alzamora was taken into custody after authorities tracked him to the 100 block of Oak Creek Drive in Charlotte, the US Marshals office said Wednesday.
Additional details about his arrest were not immediately available.
According to the US Marshals, Alzamora was serving a 168-month prison sentence for cocaine distribution when he escaped from a federal prison on Jan. 14, 1997.
It was not immediately known how long Alzamora has been in the Charlotte area.
The Marshals Service said his arrest was a joint effort between the agencys Violent Offender Task Force, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office.
Authorities said Alzamora would be held without bond in the Mecklenburg County jail pending further court proceedings.
The US Marshals service said it helps to apprehend about 34,000 federal fugitives each year, which is more than all other federal agencies combined.
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