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Friday June 29, 2012

Major Carjacking Operation Taken Down in Puerto Rico, 17 Arrested

Major Carjacking Operation Taken Down in Puerto Rico, 17 Arrested

Photo: Puerto Rico Police Take Down Carjacking Operation

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On June 27, 2012, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned multiple indictments against 17 defendants charged with carjacking and firearms offenses.

This is the largest carjacking arrest operation in the District of Puerto Rico. The 10 indictments are the result of a joint effort between the U.S. Attorney’s Office the FBI and the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD).

The 17 defendants are: Luis Agosto-De Jesús; Elías Quiñones-Hernández; Kelvin Mundo-Vélez; Ángel Tarik Marchi-López; Jason Piñero-Vera; Jesús M. Martínez-Valle; José Cortez-Vilella; Jassel Díaz-Santana; Yanitza Mejías-Centeno; Oliver Thomas Rodríguez, aka “Bin Laden;” Ramón Acevedo-Carrasquillo; John Doe 1; John Doe 2; Dave Berríos-Hernández; Johan Díaz-Martínez; Edwin E. Narváez-Soto; Miguel A. Andino and Jesús M. Ríos-Ramos.

These 17 defendants are responsible for many violent crimes within Puerto Rico, and had committed offenses which until now remained unsolved.