Albuquerque police arrest one of Texas’ most wanted

Van Mai Quang
Van Mai Quang

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says they have a kidnapping suspect in custody as of Thursday morning.

According to police it all unfolded in northeast Albuquerque near Eubank and Copper. Police say one of their officers recognized plates out of Texas connected with a kidnapping. When he tried to pull the driver over, the car took off eventually pulling into a driveway and taking off on foot.

Police say the suspect known as Van Mai Quang is one of Texas’s 10 most wanted people. As for the victims, police say the woman and child were safely found at a local shelter where authorities discovered she willingly left her to get away from family.

Police have also identified Quang as a suspect connected to a breaking and entering case. He is locked up at the Metropolitan Detention Center and will be extradited back to Texas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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