FBI San Juan
Public Affairs Officer Limary Cruz-Rubio
(787) 685-2066
March 23, 2022

Announcing Combined Reward: $50,000

SAN JUAN, PR—Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Marshal Service (USMS) came together to announce a combined reward of $50,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of federal fugitive Nelson Torres Delgado, also known as, El Burro.

“The terrible violence Puerto Rico has seen recently is regrettable and unacceptable. I have said it before, and it merits repeating—the way out of this violence and to take back our communities is by becoming a part of the solution,” said Joseph Gonzalez, special agent in charge of the FBI San Juan Field Office. “Today, we are coming together with our local federal partners to encourage the public to come forth with information on the whereabouts of this fugitive,” he added.

“This is a collaborative partnership effort to improve the quality of life for the citizenry of Puerto Rico,” said Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Miami Field Division Christopher A. Robinson.

“The U.S. Marshals Service prioritizes the investigations and apprehension of high-profile criminals considered some of the most dangerous fugitives. These offenders tend to be career criminals with histories of violence and whose instant offenses pose a significant threat to public safety. Nelson Torres Delgado aka: “El Burro” is one of these cases that threatens our communities’ security in Puerto Rico. So, we will not rest until we capture him and anyone who helps him evade Justice. This close cooperation with the other elements of federal law enforcement always leads to positive outcomes to improve the quality of life of our people,” said the U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico Wilmer Ocasio-Ibarra.

Citizens are reminded that great care and resources are put into protecting the identity and lives of those who cooperate with the proper authorities. Additionally, tipsters may remain anonymous. Special thanks to the Bayamon Strike Force of the Police of Puerto Rico, for their help on this case.

To provide tips, the public is encouraged to use the following communication alternatives:

  • Police of Puerto Rico: (787) 343-2020
  • FBI San Juan: (787) 987-6500, Tips.FBI.Gov
  • ATF: 1-888-ATF-TIPS or text 63975 and follow the instructions
  • USMS: (939) 475-6902 or (787) 766-6297, https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/

The public is reminded that individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.