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For Immediate Release

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October 16, 2012 Jose A. Figueroa, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Public Affairs Officer (939) 397-6099
U.S. Marshals Capture Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive with Weapons Arsenal

San Juan, PR - The U.S. Marshals Service, Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force arrested Luis D. Rivera Carrasquillo - also known as "Danny KX" - a "Top Ten Most Wanted" fugitive. Also arrested was Edwin Monge Pena, a fugitive wanted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Rivera-Carrasquillo is wanted for alleged violations of the RICO Act and murder charges.

Pena is wanted for alleged violations related to drug distribution.

Both fugitives were arrested at their hide out residence located in Paseo Torre Alta, Barranquitas, PR.

Upon entry into the residence, Deputy's quickly arrested the fugitives and allegedly encountered a weapons arsenal. Among the items found at the residence were, two rifles caliber .223, two M16 rifles, two AK .47 rifles, one .308, $10,600 in cash, 13 cellular phones, and 1,673 rounds of high caliber ammunition.

Among the alleged ammunition found were four cylinders capable of loading between 100 and 200 rounds of high capacity ammunition capable of sustaining continues fire without the need of consistent re-loading.

"I want to thank the efforts and performance of each member of the U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force, for taking these two highly dangerous fugitives out of circulation. The U.S. Marshals Service throughout the nation combines local and federal law enforcement resources to ensure that fugitives are captured no matter how long it takes. We will continue to hunt fugitives, find them, and make sure that they face their charges in court," said Orlando Rivera, U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by U.S. Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

U.S. Marshals Service led task forces are composed of a combination of local and federal law enforcement officers to combine their expertise and resources. The objective of these task forces is to seek out and arrest the worst violent offenders in each community. Last year, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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