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September 28, 2023San Juan, PR, United StatesNarcotics

HSI’s Operation Youngblood: 6 surrendered, 5 still at large

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Just days after Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Juan executed 37 of 42 arrest warrants as part of Operation Youngblood on Sept. 22, Jonathan Yadriel Negron, Manuel Angel Torres-Perez Jr., Jacier Collazo-Cruz, Norma Iris Cintron-Pino, Jonathan Montano-Menendez and Maria De Los Angeles Candelario-Rosa turned themselves in. Authorities also seized seven firearms tied to Montano-Mendez.

Joshua Siragusa-Romero, Christopher Maldonado-Lopez and Christian Maldonado-Lopez, Shaquille Emmanuel Rivera-De Jesus and Christopher Alberto Centeno are still at large.

“We are extremely proud to say that 37 out of 42 subjects are now in custody. This drug trafficking organization was dismantled and these individuals are now out of the streets. But we won’t stop until we bring them all to justice,” said HSI San Juan Special Agent in Charge Rebecca Gonzalez-Ramos. “The fugitives should know that our Technical Enforcement Team is working diligently to locate them. It’s much easier to come to the authorities voluntarily.”

If you have information related to these fugitives, please contact HSI at (787) 729-6969. The line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

HSI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of more than 8,700 employees consists of more than 6,000 special agents assigned to 237 cities throughout the United States, and 93 overseas locations in 56 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’ largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.