The male Colombia calls the globe’s most harmful medication trafficker informed protection pressures: “You defeat me” when he was caught throughout a procedure this weekend break, the federal government claimed on Sunday, vowing to extradite him quickly to the USA.
Dairo Antonio Usuga, called Otoniel, was captured by Colombia’s militaries throughout a procedure in a backwoods of Colombia’s Uraba area, Antioquia district, which entailed greater than 500 participants of Colombia’s unique pressures and also 22 helicopters, authorities claimed on Saturday.
Otoniel is implicated of exporting numerous tonnes of drug every year, while Head of state Ivan Duque claimed on Saturday he is additionally in charge of eliminating law enforcement officer, hiring minors and also sexually abusing youngsters.
Colombia’s federal government will certainly submit a request on Monday with the Andean nation’s High court to extradite Otoniel to the USA, Justice Preacher Wilson Ruiz informed Reuters on Sunday, including the procedure might take 4 weeks to finish.
” Extradition waits for all those that devote worldwide criminal activities,” Protection Preacher Diego Molano informed reporters in Necocli, near to where Otoniel, 50, was caught.
Colombia had actually provided a benefit of approximately 3 billion pesos (regarding $800,000) for info worrying Otoniel’s location, while the united state federal government had actually set up a benefit of $5 million for assistance finding him.
Both benefits will certainly be paid, Molano claimed, while explaining Otoniel as “the most awful kind” of criminal.
Otoniel increased to end up being the leader of the drug-trafficking team Clan del Golfo, or Gulf Clan, adhering to jobs as a left-wing guerrilla and also later on as a paramilitary.
The Clan del Golfo has an existence in 12 of Colombia’s 32 districts, and also counts some 3,800 participants, according to info supplied by Colombia’s nationwide authorities.
Clan del Golfo is entailed too with prohibited mining, authorities claim. The federal government additionally charges the team of intimidating and also eliminating area leaders throughout the nation.
Colombia’s authorities principal, General Jorge Vargas, claimed a lot of the info causing Otoniel’s capture originated from Clan del Golfo participants.
” A great deal of Clan del Golfo’s individuals betrayed him,” Vargas claimed.
Otoniel trafficked in between 180 tonnes and also 200 tonnes of drug a year with the Clan del Golfo, and also is in charge of the fatalities of greater than 200 participants of Colombia’s protection pressures, the Protection Ministry claimed in a declaration.
Colombian authorities introduced Procedure Agamemnon in 2016 as they functioned to surround Otoniel, eliminating and also catching loads of his lieutenants, pursuing his funds and also requiring him to be continuously on the step, according to authorities.
In 2017, a video clip in which Otoniel revealed his intent to send to justice was released, yet the strategy never ever pertained to fulfillment.