San Juan, PR – On June 02, 2020, the U.S. Marshals-led Puerto
Rico Violent Offenders Task Force arrested a man wanted in Wisconsin on
a federal narcotics violation warrant.
U.S. Marshals arrested
David Quinones Rios, who was one of 26 people charged in January 2020 in
the Eastern District of Wisconsin with trafficking cocaine between
Puerto Rico and Wisconsin. According to the complaint, the defendants
were part of a drug-trafficking organization that was sending
multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine through the U.S. Postal Service
from Puerto Rico to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Quiñones Rios was an alleged
leader in the organization.
After Quiñones Rios evaded arrest
back in January 2020, U.S. Marshals in Puerto Rico began looking for him
and worked with U.S. Marshals in the Eastern District of Wisconsin to
develop several leads indicating Quinones Rios was residing at a resort
type complex in Palmas del Mar, in the town of Humacao.
Marshals, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, Drug
Enforcement Administration, and the Puerto Rico Police Strike Force
apprehended Quiñones without incident.
At the location of arrest,
an undetermined large amount of narcotics, U.S. currency, and a firearm
Wilmer Ocasio, U.S. Marshal for the District of
Puerto Rico, said, “This arrest is a testament to the outstanding
investigative work, and tireless efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service,
the Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force and our federal, state and
local partners who worked together to bring this fugitive to justice,
especially during this time of crisis”.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency