David Britto, Federal Fugitive/Alleged Meth Trafficker, Left for Brazil Two Weeks Ago

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David Britto, federal fugitive, has been in Brazil for two weeks.
Boynton Beach cop/alleged meth trafficker/federal fugitive David Britto has been on the run since August 24, and according to a filing submitted yesterday by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Britto hopped on a flight to Brazil that same day.

In a motion filed in federal court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Fels, Britto took a flight from Miami to Brasilia, Brazil, on August 24 -- which the cops didn't find out about until some point later.

"On or about August 24, 2011, the United States Probation Officer assigned to monitor
Defendant received a 'tamper alert' from the Defendant's electronic monitoring device. Law enforcement officers later learned that the Defendant had boarded a flight from Miami to Brasilia, Brazil that same day," Fels' filing says.

There's no further explanation as to how law enforcement discovered Britto's flight or when it found this out, although it is explained that Britto's presence is required at a September 14 status conference.

Barry Golden of the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed to the Pulp on August 31 that the week before, Britto had cut off his ankle monitor that he'd been wearing since posting $100,000 bond on July 7.

Golden maintained that the Marshals Service didn't know where Britto was and said Britto's family was not being cooperative with law enforcement.

According to the feds, Britto, 28, was charged with conspiring to possess and traffic more than 500 grams of meth and could face the maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

Britto was born in Brazil before moving to New York, according to his personal website, and was a sergeant in the U.S. Marines before becoming a cop.

To earn his Officer of the Year recognition last year from the Boynton Beach Police Department, Britto worked 18 narcotics cases that led to 25 arrests and seized the following drugs: 757 Xanax pills, 161 oxycodone pills, ten grams of crack cocaine, and 46 grams of weed.


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Eduardo Silva
Eduardo Silva

Let's catch this guy. It will improve relations between the USA and Brasil!!! Help tourists obtain their visas, help better the chances of the VWP program to work (Visa Waiver Program)

Gefilte_Fish
Gefilte_Fish

He is a high profile fugitive. Eventually, he will be caught. Brazil cooperates with the U.S. One thing that enrages good cops is a dirty one that makes a mockery of their profession. Believe you me, they will be on his ass.

Steve-O
Steve-O

You better believe he had help in the department. 

Msmith
Msmith

Give me a break...I think you watch too many movies 

Zach Hatfield
Zach Hatfield

I love how vague it gets after they received a "tamper alert" and then all of a sudden he's on a plane. Isn't that the point of those anklets, to catch these guys? And what is a United States probation officer anyway?

bigriggs
bigriggs

Hope he dies a long, painful death.

glass slipper
glass slipper

Who gives a shit how many narcotic cases this jerkoff has worked on and why do you have to include it on every story about this pussy?

 They should arrest the whole Britto family for aiding and abetting and then ship their sorry asses out of here..

glass slipper
glass slipper

I was fucking right and lets see if this coward Britto will come to his mommies rescue.

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

It's a bit interesting that our alleged meth trafficker here managed to bust a lot of people with drugs that weren't meth. That is why.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Which makes him the ultimate hypocritical criminal, while his busts and the ensuing arrests and convictions will be grounds for appeal.

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