Nationwide Manhunt Ends in Western New York

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM EDT

A manhunt spanning thousands of miles has ended in Western New York.

Authorities tracked down 26-year-old Eric Garcia Rivas in Dunkirk. He is a dangerous criminal according to authorities and is part of a violent street gang out of Puerto Rico.

Rivas' gang is reportedly behind a very large drug distribution ring on the island and is responsible for several violent crimes.