Miguel Perez, one of Griselda Blanco's favorite enforcers, is scheduled to be released from state prison on March 4th after serving just over ten years for the machine gun murders of 2-year old Johnny Castro and Alfredo and Grizel Lorenzo in 1982. Perez had previously served five years of a fifteen year sentence for the bayoneting of Papo Mejia at the Miami International Airport on September 15, 1982.
Perez arrived in Miami from Cuba in 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift. Normally convicted felons born in a foreign country (like Griselda Blanco) are deported to their home country after they complete their sentence. However, the Cuban government will not accept deportees from the U.S. and the Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that the U.S. government cannot detain convicted Mariel refugees after they complete their sentence.