By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 2, 2014: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is chasing over three dozen Latin and Caribbean-born drug dealers and need your help to find them.
One woman and 41 men are listed as the Most Wanted Caribbean fugitives by the DEA’s Caribbean Division. The majority comes from Puerto Rico but one national of Trinidad & Tobago as well as St. Kitts, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, respectively, have also made the list while there are three from the Dominican Republic.
Derly Katherine Zapata-Bermudez has the distinction of being the lone woman on the list of fugitives. The Venezuelan national is wanted for drugs. Also wanted on for narcotics are St. Kitts national Patrick Sylvester Warner and Dev Harrilal Maharaj of Trinidad & Tobago.
Wanted from the Dominican Republic are Miguel Perez; Enrique Rodriguez and Angel Nuñez.
Perez is considered the most dangerous. He has been a DEA fugitive since October 16, 2000 and is known to be the head of a drug trafficking organization involved in smuggling drugs from Puerto Rico to the CONUS.
On July 29, 2000, Perez was arrested at the JFK Airport NY, regarding the involvement of 60 kilograms of cocaine and .665 kilograms of heroin seized at the Luis MuÃ±oz Marin International Airport, San Juan Puerto Rico.
Perez was then extradited to San Juan, P.R. where he was charged on a federal arrest warrant issued in the District of Puerto Rico. On October 16, 2000 Perez was declared a fugitive for bond default.
Those wanted from Puerto Rico are Juan Velardo-Hernandez, Abimael Serrano-Figueroa, Edgardo Jose Sanchez-Martir, Aristides Ramos-Torres, Erik Omar Ortiz-Melendez, Luis Otero-Valentin, Carlos Pabon, Yanibal Ortiz-Arroyo, Roberto Negron-Latony, Charlie Osiris Martinez-Pimentel, Angel Melendez-Orsini, Cesar A. Martinez-Pena, Jose J. Lopez-Calero, Edwin Lorenzo-Nieves, Raul A. Figueroa-Barreto, David Ferreira-Garcia, Erwins Feliciano-Echevarria, Edward Cruz-Rivera, Edwin Barbosa-Vizcarrondo, Oscar Javier Brito-Contreras, Israel Adorno-Perez and Jose D. Alama-Vizcarrondo.
Anyone with information on the fugitives is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service 24-hour number 1-877-WANTED2 (1-877-926-8332) or the nearest DEA office.
Rewards are available at the discretion of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Haitian street gang member wanted
Meanwhile, the U.S. Marshals Service wants documented gang member and alleged enforcer for the Haitian street gang Zoe Pound, Wesnel Isaac.
Isaac is wanted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for multiple violent offenses including triple homicide, attempted homicide, kidnapping, home invasion and felon in possession of a firearm.
Isaac has a violent reputation and many members of the community have been unwilling to cooperate with law enforcement in locating the fugitive. He is considered a dangerous fugitive and a threat to the community. A co-defendant, Loubert Jules, in the 2007 triple homicide investigation was sentenced in August 2010 to three life terms by the 20th Judicial Circuit Court in Lee County, Florida.
Authorities believe Isaac may have fled to Haiti in October 2007 to stay with family members. However, recent information indicates Isaac may have returned to the United States in 2010 after the major earthquake in Haiti.
Isaac has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2003, to include 34 prior arrests for burglary/larceny, narcotics, failure to appear, probation violation, resisting arrest and DUI. Given his criminal background and the offenses he is wanted for, Isaac should be considered armed and dangerous.
A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Isaac’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.