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Latin King Fugitive Captured by FBI

FBI New York May 21, 2010

Federal fugitive Osman Nunez was arrested today by FBI’s Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force (HVSSTF) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Today, the FBI HVSSTF, with assistance from the Wilkes-Barre Police, arrested Nunez, a Latin King gang member from Newburgh, NY, without incident. Nunez has been on the run since May 13, 2010 when the FBI HVSSTF conducted a major operation in Newburgh. Seventy-eight gang members were indicted in the Southern District of New York on various federal charges, and starting in the early morning hours of May 13, over 500 law enforcement personnel carried out a major arrest operation.

Fourteen fugitives were originally being sought by the FBI and the HVSSTF following the operation. Several have already been captured and the FBI and the HVSSTF are searching for the remaining fugitives and seek the public’s assistance.

The wanted poster at the following web address lists the names of the fugitives and those that have been captured: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/alert/newyork.htm.

Special Agent Richard Kolko said, “Nunez may have tried to run, but he was not going to get away for good. The FBI, with the help of the Wilkes-Barre Police department tracked him down and placed him under arrest. We greatly appreciate the assistance of Wilkes-Barre in this case. There are still fugitives out there and we want them to turn themselves in. The public can play a valuable role in tracking down the remaining fugitives. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is requested to call the FBI or local police.”

The Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of agents and law enforcement officers from DOJ (SDNY); City of Newburgh PD; New York State Police; Orange County D.A.'S Office; Orange County Sheriff's Office; ATF; ICE; USMS; NYS Dept. of Corrections; City of Middletown PD; Town of Newburgh PD; Town of New Windsor PD; Village of Monticello PD; City of Poughkeepsie PD; Dutchess County Sheriff's Office; Beacon Police Department; Sullivan County Sheriff's Office; and NYS Department of Parole.