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San Pedrito Beach, where the wanted couple operated a vacation rental business. San Pedrito Beach, where the wanted couple operated a vacation rental business.

US couple wanted for 19 years arrested in Baja California Sur

US Marshals Service locates suspects wanted on drug charges

A couple on the run from United States authorities were arrested last week in San Pedrito, Baja California Sur.

The U.S. Marshals Service released a statement yesterday saying that Robert Edward Freer II, 61, and his wife Wendy Dehaven Freer, 52, were arrested on October 4.

Both had been indicted in North Carolina in 1999 for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and money laundering but fled when they learned of the charges.

The Marshals Service said it has worked for 19 years to locate the couple.

In July the service learned that the Freers were living on the Baja peninsula under different names.

Marshals worked with local officials to confirm the information, learning that the couple were operating a vacation rental resort on San Pedrito Beach.

They were deported to the U.S. following their arrest.

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