Robert Walker- Florida- 2001 Oct 25, 2015 23:27:12 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 25, 2015 23:27:12 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: amw.com archives)
Fugitive Profile as of October 26th, 2015: (based on AMW archives, ICE Most Wanted profile)
Aliases: Ralph Newman (his real name), Colin James, Rusty, Preston
Age Now: 43 (Date of Birth: November 2nd, 1971)
Weight: 225 lbs.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair): Black, May have a goatee
Eyes (Color and Correction): Brown
Other Physical Characteristics:
Walker's skin tone is described as "light"
Walker is a Jamaican national
Who to contact if you've seen him: Based on alleged crime description, our advice would be to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: www.ice.gov/webform/hsi-tip-form
Sneaky Drug Ring Leader
Agents with the Miami division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement say Robert Walker's real name is Ralph Newman -- but he's stealthily changed his identity. So detailed is his identiy switch that agents have his alias Robert Walker as the name on their arrest warrant because it was the only name they knew at the time he was indicted. But authorities say his identity switch isn't the only sneaky thing Walker's done. They say this bad guy has manipulated his way to the top of a big-time drug organization, and has somehow managed to remain the only missing link in the drug ring. They've busted everyone else they believe to be involved, now they need Walker.
Authorities have linked Walker, a Jamaican national, to at least 40 cocaine smuggling ventures, bringing in roughly 100 kilograms of cocaine and additional marijuana from Jamaica between 1998 and 2001. The drugs smuggled as a result of his leadership were distributed to Central and South Florida, as well as other various locations.
How Walker's Organization Works
In order to get the drugs from Jamaica to the U.S., agents say Walker recruited people with little to lose -- those who were down on their luck and struggling financially to make ends meet. Agents say Walker promised them an all-expense paid vacation to Jamaica, and $1000 for just one drug run. They say most people jumped at the chance, becoming "mules" who smuggled the drugs into the U.S. from Jamaica.
Agents say the operation worked like this: After Walker preyed on people and they agreed to become mules for the drug operation, they flew out to Jamaica for a few days, where they would make contact with a drug distributor. That distributor would then give the mules cocaine, and provide them with transportation to the Jamaican airport in Montego Bay. From there, police say, the mules flew into the U.S. and attempted to smuggle in approximately 5-8 kilograms of cocaine at a time. Agents say they identified and arrested most of these mules. Walker, however, remained at large.
On August 15, 2000, agents say Walker was arrested after he was pulled over for speeding. When cops ran Walker's driver's license number, they found he was the subject of an active warrant -- for willingingly and knowingly making a false statement when applying for a passport. Since Walker was an alien, cops say he agreed to deportation, and was supposed to surrender himself to his probation officer -- but Walker never showed.
In 2001, Walker was finally indicted for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine. In March 2001, agents attempted to arrest Walker in Winter Haven, Fla., where he rented a home -- but he'd been tipped off. Walker fled, and hasn't been seen since.
Authorities say Walker is so fearful of being arrested that he refuses to drive anywhere because he doesn't want to risk being caught in another traffic arrest.
Thoughts? The above was the AMW archived description for Walker, who was aired on the August 27th, 2005 episode of America's Most Wanted. Although not 100 percent certain, as far as I can he's still at large as of this posting date (10/26/2015). Assuming he is, it's likely because he is being low key and cautious.
While Jamaica is probably the strongest' possibility, assuming he still doesn't want to drive anywhere, I would also consider big cities such as NYC, Washington DC etc... where Walker could use public transportation and wouldn't have to drive.
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