Federal Bureau of Investigation today placed James Spencer
Springette on its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives"
list. Springette was charged in the Southern District
of Georgia in October of 1998 for conspiracy to import
cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base, conspiracy to
distribute cocaine, and conspiracy to launder monetary
instruments. He should be considered armed and dangerous
and an escape risk.
Spencer Springette has allegedly been the leader of
a large Caribbean-based drug-smuggling organization
since 1991. He is thought to be responsible for the
importation of large amounts of cocaine from Colombia
which are reportedly airdropped into the Caribbean,
divided into smaller quantities, and transported by
couriers to Atlanta, Georgia, and other cities in the
United States. He is also wanted for acts of violence
including the attempted murder of
a police officer in the British Virgin Islands.
January 30, 1999, Springette was located and arrested
in Medellin, Colombia. While waiting extradition, he
escaped from La Picota maximum security prison in Bogota,
Colombia, on March 1, 2000 and remains a fugitive.
Spencer Springette is described as a Black male, 5'11",
240 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was born
in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on
August 18, 1960. Springette has ties to the U.S. and
British Virgin Islands, other islands in the Caribbean,
Venezuela, Panama, Colombia, France, and The United
Kingdom. He also has ties to the Southeast region of
the United States, specifically the Augusta/Atlanta,
Georgia; Norfolk, Virginia; and Miami, Florida areas.
Springette speaks both English and Spanish and is known
to have facial hair.
uses the following aliases: Elmo Brady, Elmo Brandy,
Elmo Spencer, Kent Worwell, Kent Worrel, Shawn Pickering,
Brian Miller, Jimmy Springette, Jimi Springette, James
Spencer, Spencer Springer, Efram Zoran Johnson, Everson
Weberson, Spencer Springette, "Jimmy," "Juice,"
"Seagal," "Jimmy the Juice," and
Spencer Springette is the 471st person to be placed
on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list,
which began in 1950. Since then, 442 fugitives have
been apprehended or located, 143 of them as a result
of citizen cooperation.
FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for any information
leading directly to the arrest of James Spencer Springette.
Additional reward money may be offered by other federal
agencies. Individuals with information concerning James
Spencer Springette should take no action themselves,
but should immediately contact the nearest office of
the FBI or local law enforcement agency. For any possible
sightings outside the United States, contact the nearest
U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
information about James Spencer Springette is available
on the FBI's Internet Home Page. The FBI's Internet
Home Page address is http://www.fbi.gov.