Oscar Martinez Hernandez, aka Cali, arrived at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan in a DEA aircraft that transported him from Venezuela to face charges he has evaded for many years.
The arrest of Martinez Hernandez by Venezuelan authorities on Jan. 4 stemmed from an ICE HSI lead and subsequent investigation. He was one of PRPD's top ten most wanted fugitives.
Martinez Hernandez escaped from a Puerto Rico prison in 1999 while he was serving 209 years for murder. He also had an outstanding arrest warrant by the DEA for drug trafficking. After being returned from Venezuela, he was transferred to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to await the outcome of his case.
ICE encourages the public to report suspected narcotic smuggling and related fugitive information by calling at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or visiting its online tip form.