A 47-year-old man who was wanted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration for money laundering in Massachusetts was arrested in Puerto Rico Thursday, officials said.
Juan Carlos Guadalupe-Nuñez was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations agents near the Villa Prades shopping center in Rio Piedras on a federal warrant issued in Massachusetts.
The warrant charged Guadalupe-Nuñez with conspiracy to launder money, money laundering, and aiding and abetting, according to a statement by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which oversees HSI.
After his arrest, officials found a loaded 9mm handgun in Guadalupe-Nuñez’s vehicle.
Guadalupe-Nuñez was listed on the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England office’s most wanted list, which also included James “Whitey” Bulger. His listing said he was “considered armed and dangerous.”
Guadalupe-Nuñez was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service and later transferred to the Guaynabo Metropolitan Detention center to be held while his case is pending, officials said.