Cartel-linked man arrested on the dance floor

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Cartel-linked man arrested on the dance floor

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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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