The FBI used billboard to enlist help from the community in locating drug suspect Oscar Romero, who was believed to have recently returned to the area from Puerto Rico. Romero surrendered himself to FBI custody on Friday.
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A fugitive and accused gang member surrendered to the FBI in Buffalo Friday, just four days after billboards with his name and photo went up across the region.

Oscar Romero, a suspected member of the Loiza Boys Gang on the West Side, is charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine.

Brian P. Boetig, Special Agent in Charge of the local FBI office, attributed Romero’s arrest to the billboard campaign and the media attention that accompanied it.

Investigators said Romero was believed to be hiding out in Puerto Rico, but new information indicated he might have returned to Buffalo.

His arrest followed an investigation by the FBI’s Safe Streets task Force.

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