FBI San Juan
Public Affairs Officer Limary Cruz-Rubio
(787) 685-2066
February 7, 2020

Arrest of Nyan Oneil Lopez-Perez

SAN JUAN, PR—Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced the arrest of Nyan Oneil Lopez-Perez.

On February 3, 2020, Lopez-Perez was detained by Police of Puerto Rico (POPR) agents of the Luquillo District, Fajardo Region, at Luquillo, Puerto Rico, where he was later arrested by FBI agents of the East Resident Agency of FBI San Juan.

Lopez-Perez was charged under a Complaint with violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119 (2)—Carjacking with bodily injury—and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1201(a)(1)—Kidnapping—for participating in a kidnapping and carjacking which took place in Luquillo on February 1, 2020. If found guilty, the subject faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison for carjacking and life imprisonment for kidnapping.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Jennifer Hernández and is being investigated by the FBI.

Tips and information assist the FBI and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Citizens with information are asked to contact the FBI San Juan Field Office at 787-754-6000, or to submit tips through the FBI’s tip line available on our website at tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

The public is reminded a Complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.