Operation Sunrise aids in arrest of Puerto Rico homicide suspect

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statepolicebadgePennsylvania State Police announced today that during Operation Sunrise on February 6th, 21-year old Eli Samuel Diaz-Morciglio was arrested on a felony drug charge in York City. He was taken to York County Prison for possession and intent to distribute heroin on $80,000 bail.

Through an anonymous tip, police were notified that 23-year old Emmanuel Martinez-Vargas was in York City and was wanted by police in Puerto Rico for a 2011 homicide in San Juan. The United States Marshall Service was contacted and after investigating, confirmed that Martinez-Vargas had been living in York City for 18 months under the name Eli Samuel Diaz-Morciglio.

Martinez-Vargas will be charged as a Fugitive from Justice and will face charges of False Reports for supplying an alias to State Police Troopers. He is currently in York County Prison on $1 million bail where he will stay until he is taken back to Puerto Rico to face the Homicide charges.