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October 14, 2003

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Fugitive from Hawaiian Paradise Added to
U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List

Reinier KRAANAfter leading Honolulu authorities on a high speed chase in 1998, with speeds in excess of 100 mph at times, Reinier Kraan eluded capture and has been on the run ever since. However, his ability to hide became harder today with the U.S. Marshals making him the latest addition to their 15 Most Wanted list.

Kraan, 39, is wanted by the marshals in the District of Hawaii, for attempted distribution of methamphetamine. He also has an outstanding state probation warrant stemming from a 1997 conviction for burglary. This warrant has been assigned to the Marshals-lead Hawaii Fugitive Task Force.

He is a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He has a lengthy criminal history and is considered armed and dangerous.

"Violent fugitives such as this are given the highest priority by the Marshals Service because of their potential to harm innocent citizens while they remain at large," said Robert J. Finan, II, head of the U.S. Marshals criminal investigations.

Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. Last year, U.S. Marshals cleared 38,249 federal fugitive warrants. 

For more information on the U.S. Marshals and other major cases, go to  www.usmarshals.gov