Otoniel: Colombia’s most wanted drug lord captured
Sunday, 24 October, 2021, 21:36
Security forces in Colombia have captured Dairo Antonio Usuga, the country’s most wanted drug trafficker.
Better known as Otoniel, the leader of the Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia or the Gulf Clan, was captured on Saturday in a rural area in the Uraba region.
President Ivan Duque hailed Otoniel’s capture as a victory, likening it to the arrest three decades ago of the notorious Colombian drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar.
“This is the biggest blow against drug trafficking in our country this century,” Duque said during a news conference. “This hit is only comparable to the fall of Pablo Escobar in the 1990s.”
The Colombian president said his government was working on extraditing Otoniel, most likely to the United States, where he was first indicted in 2009 in a Manhattan federal court on drug trafficking charges.
The 50 year old also faces criminal charges in Brooklyn and Miami in the US on charges of “operating continuing criminal enterprises, participating in international cocaine trafficking conspiracies and using firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes”.
US poised to provide $1.1 billion more in aid to Ukraine167Yesterday, 21:48
Russians are paying up to $27,000 to escape the country on private jets after Putin's partial mobilization, report says299Yesterday, 00:12
,,The United States must take strong and meaningful action against Azerbaijan,,: Congressman Adam Schiff19227.09.2022, 21:06
Sibil Pektorosoglu: I was recording this song on the last days of the war (video)16227.09.2022, 15:00
US agrees $12bn aid for Ukraine – media35926.09.2022, 23:36
The Human Rights Defender summarized the facts about the consequences of the Azerbaijan's attack (photo)20926.09.2022, 13:56
UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine on September 2734225.09.2022, 15:18
US secretary of state's father Donald Blinken dies45023.09.2022, 12:42