San Juan, PR - The United States Marshals Service Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force announces the arrest of 27 year old, Robert Guzman Cruz, aka “Babi” who was wanted on several state warrants for murder, attempted murder and weapons law violations in the town of Ponce, PR. Guzman Cruz was featured by the Police of Puerto Rico as one of the top ten most wanted in Ponce, PR.
At the time of his arrest, Guzman Cruz was in the company of three other individuals in a rural area in the mountains of Cidra, PR. At the location a large quantity of currency, controlled substances and a firearm were recovered. The FBI assumed jurisdiction of the detainees and the scene. The arrest of Guzman Cruz was the result of a collaborative effort led by the Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force and the Puerto Rico Police Department arrest unit.
United States Marshal Orlando Rivera commended the outstanding effort of the fugitive task force and stated, “This case is just another example of how the U.S. Marshals 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, PR State Marshals and the State Internal Revenue Service.