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Billboard Campaign to Feature Fugitive Oscar Romero

FBI Buffalo March 31, 2014
  • Supervisory Special Agent Gregory D. Nelsen (716) 843-5265

Brian P. Boetig, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Buffalo Field Office, announces a billboard campaign initiative aimed at seeking the public’s assistance in locating Oscar Romero, a federal fugitive.

In November 2012, the FBI Buffalo’s Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) initiated an investigation into the criminal activities of members and associates of the Loiza Boys Gang. On April 5, 2013, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging 10 members of the gang with narcotics and weapon-related violations. At that time, Oscar Romero, a 33-year-old Loiza Boys Gang member, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin and cocaine.

In 2012, the SSTF believed Romero was in Loiza, Puerto Rico, but recently developed information indicates Romero may have returned to the Buffalo area.

  • Oscar Romero, a/k/a Carlito
  • 33 years old
  • Height: 5’4”
  • Weight: 220 pounds

The FBI Buffalo Office has partnered with Lamar Advertising on this initiative. The digital billboards, located in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, were provided free of charge as a public service. The billboards are scheduled to go live today, March 31, 2014.

Fugitive Oscar Romero Wanted Billboard, Photo 1 of 2 (3/31/14)

Fugitive Oscar Romero Wanted Billboard, Photo 2 of 2 (3/31/14)

Individuals with information regarding Oscar Romero or his location should contact the FBI at 716-856-7800 or their local police department.