One of world's most wanted drug barons held

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31 October 2006, MADRID — One of the world's most wanted drug traffickers, Colombian Orlando Sabogal Zuluaga, was arrested in Madrid, police said on Tuesday.

31 October 2006

MADRID — One of the world's most wanted drug traffickers, Colombian Orlando Sabogal Zuluaga, was arrested in Madrid, police said on Tuesday.

Zuluaga is regarded as the number two man in Colombia's biggest cocaine cartel, which is blamed for more than 1,000 killings.

Zuluaga, 40, was captured at a shopping centre in Majadahonda near Madrid on Thursday.

He was carrying false identity documents.

The US embassy had tipped police off he could be in Spain.

The US have offered a reward of USD 5 million for his capture. 

Zuluaga was the right-hand man of Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante, leader of the Norte del Valle cartel which distributes up to a half of the cocaine circulating in the world.

Zuluaga faces charges for numerous crimes including taking part in murder, drug trafficking and money laundering.

He could face at least four life sentences.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

 

31 October 2006

MADRID — One of the world's most wanted drug traffickers, Colombian Orlando Sabogal Zuluaga, was arrested in Madrid, police said on Tuesday.

Zuluaga is regarded as the number two man in Colombia's biggest cocaine cartel, which is blamed for more than 1,000 killings.

Zuluaga, 40, was captured at a shopping centre in Majadahonda near Madrid on Thursday.

He was carrying false identity documents.

The US embassy had tipped police off he could be in Spain.

The US have offered a reward of USD 5 million for his capture. 

Zuluaga was the right-hand man of Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante, leader of the Norte del Valle cartel which distributes up to a half of the cocaine circulating in the world.

Zuluaga faces charges for numerous crimes including taking part in murder, drug trafficking and money laundering.

He could face at least four life sentences.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

 

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