Fugitive members of Springfield “Bilinguals” posse caught in Connecticut

Massachusetts and Connecticut law enforcement worked together to make arrests

From left to right: Lemanuel Delvalle-Encarnacion, Edwin Cirino, and Eduardo Delvalle-Encarnacion. Images courtesy: Windsor Locks Police Department

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – Three Springfield fugitives who state police say are part of a gang known as the “Bilinguals” street posse, were tracked down to a Connecticut hotel and arrested over the weekend. Lemanuel Delvalle-Encarnacion (a.k.a. “Le”), 25, Eduardo Delvalle-Encarnacion (a.k.a. “Boca), 23, and Edwin Cirino (a.k.a. Wincho), 35, were arrested Saturday night through the work of police in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

According to Windsor Locks police, members of the C-3 policing team (which includes Massachusetts state troopers and Springfield police officers) received word that the three, who were being sought on heroin and cocaine distribution charges, were hiding out in Windsor Locks, and planning to escape to New York or Florida. Police tracked them down to the Econo Lodge hotel on Old County Road, not far from Bradley International Airport.

An undercover Windsor Locks officer, other town police officers, K-9 units, and Connecticut state police were called in to assist with the arrest of the suspects. They were each ordered held on $900,000 bond, and were scheduled for arraignment on charges of being a fugitive from justice at Enfield Superior Court.

On their official Facebook page, Windsor Locks police credited the arrest to the close cooperation between the state and local authorities involved in the case.

“Collaboration between the various law enforcement agencies led to the successful apprehension of three dangerous high level felon drug cartel members before they could flee the state, and effectively disrupted narcotic sales in the region,” the department posted.

The three suspects are expected to be extradited to Massachusetts at a later date to face drug charges here.

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