Arrest of Fugitive from the Angel Ayala-Vazquez Drug Trafficking Organization
|FBI San Juan June 07, 2010|
SAN JUAN, PR—On June 7, 2010, ELVIN TORRES-ESTRADA, also known as (aka) “Muñecón,” “Irvin,” and “Irving,” age 40, was arrested in a residence by the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Police of Puerto Rico. TORRES-ESTRADA was found and arrested in a house located on a ranch known as Hacienda Húcares in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Subsequent to his arrest, a federal search warrant was executed at this residence.
In September 2009, TORRES-ESTRADA was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury and charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances, as well as, Possession with Intent to Distribute cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana.
If convicted, TORRES-ESTRADA faces up to a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment for these alleged federal violations.
This case is being prosecuted by Olga B. Castellón and Timothy R. Henwood, Assistant United States Attorneys in the District of Puerto Rico.
The remaining fugitives from this 65 defendant indictment are the following individuals:
- Efrén Sánchez-Peña, aka “Papa”
- Alejandro Santiago-Borrero, aka “Jayson”
- Luis Pizarro-Morales, aka “Prieto”
- Carlos Torres-Pagán
- Eluit Pedroza-Gerena
- David Díaz-Colón
- Angel Santana-Altruz, aka ”Indio”
- Edgar Medina-Montalvo, aka “Canito”
If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of these individuals, they should call the FBI at (787) 754-6000. All information provided will remain confidential.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.