07/12/2021

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Colombia Captures Drug-Trafficking Kingpin ‘Otoniel’ Wanted by U.S.

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BOGOTA, Colombia—Colombia explained it has arrested its most-required drug-trafficking kingpin, the chief of a rural militia of a lot more than 1,000 fighters who American prosecutors say oversaw a profitable cocaine-smuggling community to the U.S.

Soon after several years of working with military services could towards the Gulf Clan in operations that have incorporated aerial bombardments, Colombia announced Saturday the arrest of the group’s commander, Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias Otoniel. President Iván Duque likened the fall of Mr. Úsuga to the 1993 procedure in which Colombian law enforcement killed Pablo Escobar, the Medellín cartel manager.