Colombia's most-wanted drug lord 'Otoniel' captured

Colombia's most-wanted drug lord 'Otoniel' captured

24/10/2021 2:21:00 AM

Colombia 's most-wanted drug lord 'Otoniel' captured

BOGOTA: Colombia \u0027s most-wanted drug trafficker, Dairo Antonio Usuga, also known as \u0022Otoniel,\u0022 was arrested by the country\u0027s authorities, the government said Saturday (Oct 23). Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised \u0022the capture in Necocli of Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias \u0027Otoniel,\u0027 head of the Gulf

BOGOTA: Colombia's most-wanted drug trafficker, Dairo Antonio Usuga, also known as"Otoniel," was arrested by the country's authorities, the government said Saturday (Oct 23).Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised"the capture in Necocli of Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias 'Otoniel,' head of the Gulf Clan," in a message on Twitter. The gang is the most powerful among Colombia's drug traffickers.

The capture of the head of Colombia's largest narcotrafficking gang signals a major victory for the conservative government of President Ivan Duque, whose country is the world's top cocaine exporter.The United States had offered a US$5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of Otoniel, who at age 50 is one of the most feared men in Colombia.

Otoniel took over the leadership of the Gulf Clan, previously known as the Usuga Clan, from his brother Juan de Dios, who was killed by police in 2012.The gang is present in almost 300 municipalities in the country, according to the independent think tank Indepaz.

The capo was captured in Necocli, one of the Gulf Clan's main outposts, located near the border with Panama.Handout picture released on Oct 23, 2021 by the Colombian Army press office showing members of the Colombian Army escorting Colombia's most-wanted drug lord and head of the Gulf Clan, Dairo Antonio Usuga (C) -alias 'Otoniel'-, after his capture in Bogota. (Photo: AFP/Handout/Colombian army)

The organisation has been decimated recently by authorities, with the inner circle reduced to hiding in the jungle without telephones, according to police.Colombia is the world's top provider of cocaine, with the United States as its principal market, despite half a century of trying to clamp down on the drug trade.

In remote areas where there is little government presence, criminal groups like the Gulf Clan, dissident FARC guerrillas and leftist ELN rebels engage in bloody turf battles over control of drug trafficking corridors and illegal mining operations. Read more: CNA »

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