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Man Arrested on Charges of Possession with the Intent to Distribute 100 Grams or More of Heroin, Conspiracy

FBI San Juan June 10, 2013
  • Special Agent Moises Quiñones (787) 759-1550

SAN JUAN—On June 7, 2013, Abimael Bello-Burgos was taken into custody by the FBI. Bello-Burgos was charged with possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Bello-Burgos was also charged with conspiracy.

Bello-Burgos works for the Canteen Correctional Services, a company that provides food services to several jail facilities of the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

A federal complaint states that on or around April 8, 2010, Bello-Burgos received a cash payment of $1,000 from an undercover agent. He also received a package containing purported narcotics to be delivered and introduced to the Bayamon State Prison. Bello-Burgos did in fact deliver the narcotics to an inmate at the correctional facility. The delivery of narcotics took place in the Bayamon State Prison, where Bello-Burgos was providing food services. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 10 years for the intent to distribute narcotics and up to 10 years for attempt and conspiracy.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hector Ramirez Capo and is being investigated by the United States Attorney’s Office and the FBI.

The public is reminded that a criminal complaint 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.