News Banner

For Immediate Release

July 31, 2017 Eastern District of Virginia (703) 864-6819;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Capture Fugitive on the Run for 30 Years
Alexandria, VA - A fugitive on the run from federal drug charges since the late 1980’s has been tracked down. Humberto Bonilla, 68, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals in New Jersey earlier this month. Bonilla, also known as Humberto Reyes, had an outstanding warrant in connection to federal charges out of Virginia.

On April 14, 1987, a federal arrest warrant was issued out of Alexandria, Virginia, charging Bonilla with failing to appear on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. A fugitive investigation was then launched for the Colombian national, which spanned several states.

Earlier this year, U.S. Marshals developed information that Bonilla may be living in New Jersey, and follow-up investigation was conducted. On July 18, 2017, Deputy Marshals in New Jersey made contact with the man they believed to be Humberto Bonilla, who denied that he was the Humberto Bonilla wanted since the 1980’s. Deputy Marshals fingerprinted Bonilla on the spot and confirmed his true identity, ending a thirty-year fugitive investigation.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency