Fugitive from the Angel Ayala-Vazquez Drug Trafficking Organization Self-Surrenders
|FBI San Juan June 09, 2010|
SAN JUAN, PR—On June 8, 2010 at approximately 9:30 p.m., ANGEL SANTANA-ALTRUZ, also known as (aka) “Indio,” self-surrendered, along with relatives, to the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI. SANTANA-ALTRUZ who is 33 years old, claims to have decided to self-surrender to law enforcement authorities after seeing his name and photograph in one of the local Puerto Rican newspapers.
In September 2009, SANTANA-ALTRUZ 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. The indictment alleges SANTANA-ALTRUZ was one of the drug point sellers of the organization headed by Angel Ayala-Vazquez, aka “Angelo Millones.”
If convicted, SANTANA-ALTRUZ 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.
Luis Fraticelli, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI-San Juan Field Office said, “And to all of the remaining fugitives not only in this investigation but in others, your day will come to face justice.”
Seven (7) fugitives remain from this 65 defendant indictment, and they are:
- Efrén Sánchez-Peña, aka “Papa”
- Alejandro Santiago-Borrero, aka “Manita”
- Luis Pizarro-Morales, aka “Prieto”
- Carlos Torres-Pagán
- Eluit Pedroza-Gerena
- David Díaz-Colón
- 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.