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April 11, 2013 Jose A. Figueroa, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Public Affairs Officer, District of Puerto Rico (939) 397-6099
U.S. Marshals Led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force Arrests Top Ten Most Wanted

PRVOTF LogoSan Juan, PR – The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force arrested today a Puerto Rico Top Ten Most Wanted. Jose Delgado Natal alias “Massacre” was arrested at the El Prado Housing Project, inside one of the several locations he was allegedly using to elude capture by law enforcement authorities.

Upon entry to the apartment, Deputies immediately encountered the fugitive and swiftly took him into custody. In the room, Deputies allegedly recovered a loaded sawed off shot gun.

Jose Delgado Natal was placed on the districts Ten Most Wanted list in January 2013, after the state filed charges and issued an arrest warrant for him, for the alleged murder of a man that occurred in March 2012 in the Nemesio R. Canales Housing Projects located in San Juan. While in fugitive status, the state court also imposed a bond of $1,220,000.

"The U.S. Marshals Service is dedicated to investigate and capture violent fugitives such as the fugitive captured today. The adversity faced daily by each Deputy and Special Deputy U.S. Marshal nationwide is unparalleled, yet their commitment is selfless. I congratulate our task force for their outstanding efforts in apprehending him and bringing him to face his charges in court," said Orlando Rivera, U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico.

The U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force actively searches for fugitives that have allegedly committed violent crimes. 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 Marshals than all other federal agencies combined. The objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders. 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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