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Fugitive in FBI cocaine case captured in El Paso

May 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Fugitive in FBI cocaine case captured in El Paso

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An alleged fugitive cocaine trafficker from Puerto Rico, who was wanted by the FBI, was apprehended on Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies at a residence on the West Side of El Paso, Texas.

Federal prosecutors say Felix Alfredo Torres Perez, 25, also known as “Felito,” is accused of being a member of a drug trafficking enterprise that smuggled large quantities of cocaine from Puerto Rico to drug networks in Florida and Virginia, according to a wanted poster issued by the FBI.

The El Paso Sheriff’s Fugitive and Apprehension Unit detained Torres on an arrest warrant, the El Paso Times reported.

A spokesman for the Sheriff’s office said the fugitive was subsequently booked and transferred over to FBI custody.

According to law enforcement officials,  the suspect has been wanted for a 2016 investigation out of the FBI’s Field office in Washington, D.C., which resulted in a federal criminal indictment charging Torres-Perez with conspiring to deliver 50 kilos of cocaine in Alexandria, Virginia.

The FBI had reported that Torres was known to travel to Florida and his native Puerto Rico and was believed to be armed and dangerous.

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