FBI San Juan
Public Affairs Officer Limary Cruz-Rubio
(787) 685-2066
August 23, 2018

Federal Fugitive Arrested

Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced the arrest of Jose J. Romero-Bonilla, a.k.a. “Galvan/Colorao/Garban.”

On January 18, 2018, a criminal complaint charged Jose J. Romero-Bonilla, a.k.a. “Galvan/Colorao/Garban,” with possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. Section 924(c) and with possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C Section 841(a)(1). This defendant was part of a federal grand jury indictment for 104 individuals as a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.

Jose J. Romero-Bonilla, a.k.a. “Galvan/Colorao/Garban,” remained a fugitive until his arrest today in Magnolia Gardens, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The fugitive was located and arrested as a result of a joint effort between agents from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.

If convicted, Romero-Bonilla faces a minimum of 10 years up to life imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys María L. Montañez-Concepción and Victor O. Acevedo-Hernández and was investigated by the FBI.

The public is reminded that criminal complaints and indictments contain only charges and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.