Is Figueroa Agosto back in the Dominican Republic

José David Figueroa Agosto / El Nuevo Diario

TV host Melton Pineda of El Sol de la Manana morning talk show revealed that Puerto Rican big time cocaine trafficker Jose David Figueroa Agosto (Junior Capsula), the Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean, has returned to the Dominican Republic. When making the statement, Pineda said he was not able to confirm the news provided by a source.

The director of the National Investigations Agency (DNI) Sigfrido Pared Perez could not confirm to reporters of El Nuevo Diario the veracity of the claim. “We are going to investigate, but as far as we know he is in jail in the United States,” he said. It was last known that he was sentenced to 30 years in jail by federal judge Juan Pérez Giménez in Puerto Rico. As reported, on 27 March 2012 he had declared himself guilty of leading a drug trafficking organization that imported drugs to Puerto Rico. He was arrested in Puerto Rico in 2010.

Reports on Figueroa Agosto’s whereabouts are contradictory. A news report in Noticia Libre said that Figueroa Agosto is not in Puerto Rico. He is held at a shelter maintained by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Brooklyn, New York City. The same source says that Figueroa Agosto does not have an impediment to enter the Dominican Republic. Another media, Acento would later carry a statement by Pared Perez whereby the DNI director confirms that Figueroa Agosto is held at the Brooklyn, New York facility.

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10 January 2019

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