The Narco Abreu Rodríguez, one of the leaders of Río Piedras’s López Sicardó drug organization was found dead in prison

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico – Starling Abreu Rodriguez, one of the leaders of the narco-organization of the Lopez Sicardó residential complex in Rio Piedras, who had been confined since March in the Bayamon correctional complex after being extradited from Pennsylvania, was found dead last night in the cell he was occupying in Annex 292.

A correctional guard found the body at 9:29 p.m. last night, sitting on the toilet with his head submerged in the sink. There were no signs of violence, and the autopsy will confirm if this is yet another death by fentanyl in the country’s prisons.

Abreu Rodriguez, 24, was the partner of Geoffrey Jomar Perez, one of the accused in the kidnapping that occurred at the El Hipopotamo restaurant in Rio Piedras in October 2021, where a teenager was killed.

Abreu Rodriguez was charged for events that occurred on March 17, 2020, when agents from the Intelligence Division of the Criminal Investigations Corps of San Juan, in conjunction with the Special Arrests and Extraditions Division, were in the farmhouse serving an arrest warrant for domestic violence and seized an AR-15 rifle; four Glock .40 caliber pistols; one Glock .40 caliber pistol; one Glock .40 caliber pistol; and one Glock .40 caliber pistol. 40 caliber; a Glock .45 caliber pistol; another Glock .9mm caliber pistol; a Beretta .9mm caliber pistol; 23 magazines, a .38 caliber revolver, and hundreds of bullets.

During the operation, $3,006 in cash; eight cell phones; two radios; 747 bags of cocaine; 29 crack capsules, and 146 decks of heroin were seized.

The agents were looking for Abreu Rodriguez that day for violations of the Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Act to execute an arrest warrant issued by Judge Iraida Rodriguez with a $200,000 bail.

On July 23, 2021, Abreu Rodriguez was wounded in the buttock in a shooting on Barbosa Street, intersection with Del Rio Street, in Barrio Obrero, where Julio Alexis Guillen Ramirez, 40, a resident of the area, was killed.

Prosecutor Linda Sepulveda ordered the body transferred to the Forensic Science Institute for autopsy.