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10-Year Manhunt Leads to Arrest of Caribbean's Biggest Drug Lord

10-Year Manhunt Leads to Arrest of Caribbean's Biggest Drug Lord

Jose Figueroa Agosto, seen handcuffed and flanked by by DEA agents, is thought to have been the Caribbean's drugs 'Mr Big'

The Daily Mail | UK

July 19, 2010

After a decade-long manhunt Puerto Rico’s major drugs kingpin was finally behind bars last night.

Authorities have painted Jose Figueroa Agostoas as the Caribbean’s version of Pablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug kingpin of the 1980s.

For 10 years, the 45-year-old Puerto Rican fed his underworld mystique by pulling off narrow escapes and taunting police in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory that is attractive to traffickers as America’s southernmost border.

Figueroa’s extraordinary luck finally ran out this weekend, when he was caught while driving through a working-class neighborhood in the Dominican capital of San Juan.

When he realized he was being followed, he tried to flee on foot but a force of U.S. Marshals, FBI and DEA agents, together with Puerto Rican police captured him. He was wearing a wig as a disguise.


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    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Awesome, good job!

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    djs2v

    about 4 years ago

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    Excellent!

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    darsavmo

    about 4 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Was he captured in the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico? Shabby reporting...

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    AZmeangreen

    about 4 years ago

    2338 Comments

    Great!

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    Irishcop1961

    about 4 years ago

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    Nice catch guys.

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    usa_24

    about 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Great job and great catch.

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