The DEA has captured Jose David Figueroa Agosto. He has been the most wanted man in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The drug kingpin was nabbed in Puerto Rico. Read about it below and see his photo mugshot and a raw video of him in custody.
DEA special Agent Waldo Santiago reported that the most wanted man in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic was captured and taken into custody on Saturday, July 17, 2010. He was caught with two other men after trying to evade officers conducting surveillance. He led officers on a high-speed chase in Santurce, a neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before being captured.
Jose David Figueroa Agosto, 46-years-old, is better known as Jr. Capsula. U.S. Marshals Service agent Antonio Torres said that when he was cornered and asked for his name, he replied, ‘Everybody knows who I am.’ And indeed they do in the Caribbean. He has been described as the ‘Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean’. Escobar was a notorious Colombian drug-lord who was killed in a gun battle with police in 1993 in Columbia.
This isn’t the first time that Figueroa Agosto has been captured. In fact, he has a history of of being captured and then escaping. He has been in a San Juan prison on murder charges, but escaped in 1999. He fled to the Dominican Republic where he continued drug trafficking. He was arrested there with close to $4 million in cash and escaped again, returning to Puerto Rico, according to the FBI.
Agosto has been on the Dominican Republic’s most wanted list for multiple violations including kidnapping, money laundering, drug trafficking and murder. He has been linked to criminal activity in Venezuela and Columbia.
He has kept company with another fugitive, Sobeida Felix Morel. However, Morel was not one of the men captured with Agosto on Saturday.
At this point, Figueroa Agosto has been charged by U.S. authorities with passport fraud and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The two men who were captured with Figueroa Agosto have not been formally charged as yet.
Figuero Agosto’s appearance is quite different now than his former mugshots. He looks younger and more fit. According to DEA special Agent Waldo Santiago, he has apparently been staying out of the sun to keep a lighter complexion and has been working out and staying fit.
“He appears to have been working out and exercising to lose weight, but (also) to gain muscle mass,” Santiago said. “He appears different from the mug shots. He looks younger and slimmer. He’s been taking care of himself. We have information that he’s been working out and trying to stay in shape, to endure the stress of being on the run.”
Perhaps authorities will be able to keep Jose David Figueroa Agosto in custody this time.
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