The arrest of Dairo Antonio Usuga, referred to as “Otoniel”, was the Colombian authorities’s largest blow to organized crime within the nation.
Dairo Antonio Usuga, Colombia’s primary drug supplier, known as«Ottonier»The Colombian authorities introduced on Saturday (October 23) that it had been arrested within the northwest of the nation.
“Particular recognition for safety forces (…) Seize Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias in Necocli “Ottonier“, The senior chief of Clan del Golfo”, Emilio Archila, an adviser to President Ivan Duke, mentioned on Twitter.
Clan del Golfo is essentially the most highly effective drug trafficking ring in Colombia, and Colombia is the world’s largest exporter of cocaine.
The arrest of Otoniel is the Colombian authorities’s largest blow to organized crime within the state. America provided a reward of $5 million to seize him.
Drug sellers had been arrested in Necocli, one in every of Clan del Golfo’s essential strongholds, near the Panamanian border.
Otoniel, 50, is the chief of a drug gang composed of former members of paramilitary organizations that fought fiercely with left-wing guerrillas earlier than the 2010s.
In keeping with impartial suppose tank Indepaz, Clan del Golfo is positioned in almost 300 cities throughout the nation.