Fugitive on America's most wanted list arrested in Hialeah

Posted at 9:07 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 09:07:32-04

(NBC 6 MIAMI) The decades-long search for a fugitive featured on America's Most Wanted has come to an end in Hialeah. Police confirm Monday Anibal Mustelier, 66, was arrested and transported to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami.

Mustelier was arrested, along with two others, for their involvement in several robberies or attempted robberies of businesses in the Hialeah area, with the latest one coming last week when they broke into a jewelry store on West 49th Street.
Mustelier was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for extortion. He was also wanted by the FBI for a bank robbery that happened in the 90's. In the late 80's, Mustelier was implicated in the attempted assassination of a convicted drug dealer.

For years, the fugitive was rumored to be the most notorious hitman in the world, with possible ties to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

It was believed Mustelier fled to Venezuela, but eventually returned to South Florida and had been hiding out ever since

This story is from our news partner NBC 6 Miami