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DEA Arrests Puerto Rico's and Dominican Republic's Most Wanted

Dominican authorities have described Figueroa-Agosto as the "Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean."

DEA press conference on arrtest of Figueoa-Agosto
(L-R) FBI SAC Luis Fraticelli, SDUSM Antonio Torres, USMS PRFTF, DEA SAC Javier Pena (partially covered by the U.S. Attorney), U.S. Attorney Rosa Rodriguez, Acting U.S. Marshal Eric Timberman , AUSA Joe Ruiz and PRPD Superintendent Jose Figueroa at the U.S. Attorney's news conference announcing the arrest of the fugitive.

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Caribbean Division special agents, with significant assistance from the DEA New York Field Division, arrested Puerto Rico's and Dominican Republic's most wanted fugitive Puerto Rican Jose David Figueroa-Agosto alias Jr. Capsula at about noon today in San Juan, PR.

Figueroa-Agosto was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service's Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force for escaping from a Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Correctional Facility about 10 years ago where he was serving a 209-year sentence for kidnapping and murder.

At the federal level Figueroa-Agosto was wanted by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service for passport fraud and by the FBI for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Figueroa-Agosto is also wanted by Dominican Republic's authorities for multiple Dominican law violations to include kidnapping, money laundering, drug trafficking and murder.

Dominican authorities have described Figueroa-Agosto as the "Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean."

DEA agents turned over custody of Figueroa-Agosto to the U.S. Marshals Service, District of Puerto.

Source: DEA news release

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