Federal authorities are searching for three fugitives accused in connection with the drug gang known as “Hasta Los Marcian.”
After an operation to arrest most of the gang members last September, the Homeland Security Investigations Office (HSI) indicated that, as of this Tuesday, there were four fugitives, but one of them was murdered this morning in the Enrique Zorrilla residential complex in Manati.
The deceased was identified as Christopher Alberto Centeno Marreroalias “Chupi”, 29 years old, who was one of the four fugitives from the HSI operation called “Youngblood”.
According to the federal agency, the three defendants who remain to be arrested are Joshua Siragusa Romero, Christopher Maldonado Lopez and Christian Maldonado Lopez.
In written statements, the director of HSI for Puerto Rico, Rebecca Gonzalezindicated that the events surrounding the murder of Centeno Merrero “confirm the unfortunate future of those who insist on committing crimes: prison or death.”
“In that sense, we urge the three fugitives to come before the authorities and surrender. The law and order components continue united to dismantle their criminal organizations and give rest to the communities affected by the violence generated by their illicit activities. We will not stop until we find them,” he stated.