San Juan, PR – The United States Marshals Service Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force announces the arrest of 34 year old, Wilfredo Rodriguez-Rodriguez, who was wanted on a federal warrant for possession with intent to distribute dangerous drugs, in the Virgilio Davila Housing Project. Rodriguez-Rodriguez was featured by the United States Marshals Service as one of the top ten most wanted fugitives in Puerto Rico, who for many years evaded apprehension by constantly relocating to different places within Puerto Rico.
At the time of his arrest, Rodriguez-Rodriguez was in possession of a modified handgun with a fully-automatic fire conversion and over one-hundred thousand dollars ($100.000.00) in cash. The arrest of Rodriguez-Rodriguez was the result of a collaborative effort led by the Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force.
United States Marshal Orlando Rivera commended the outstanding effort of the fugitive task force and stated, “This case is an example of how the U.S. Marshal Service and the Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force will not rest to bring fugitives to justice.”
The Puerto Rico U.S. Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Puerto Rico Police Department, the San Juan Municipal Police, the Department of Corrections and the state Internal Revenue Service.