Colombia’s President Iván Duque Márquez confirmed the capture of Dairo Antonio Usuga, として知られている “オトニエル,” in a televised national address Saturday.
“This coup is only comparable to the fall of Pablo Escobar in the 90s
,” Duque said
, referring to the Colombian drug lord で死んだ人 1993 after building a multibillion-dollar empire dealing cocaine
“Otoniel was the most feared drug trafficker in the world, a murderer of policemen, 兵隊, social leaders, and a recruiter of minors,” 彼は言った.
オトニエル, 50, was seized by Colombian authorities during an operation in a rural area of Colombia’s Uraba region
, located in Antioquia province
, ロイター 報告
. One police officer died during the operation
Otoniel was the leader of the ‘Clan del Golfo
’ drug cartel
, which the US State Department describes
なので “heavily armed and extremely violent.
” He became the leader following stints as a left-wing guerrilla and a paramilitary
The cartel is comprised of former members of terrorist organizations, 国務省によると, and uses violence and intimidation to control narcotics trafficking routes, cocaine processing laboratories, speedboat departure points and clandestine landing strips.
Otoniel was indicted by the Southern District of New York in
2009. The State Department offered up to
$ 5 million for information leading to his arrest or conviction
, while Colombia offered a reward of up to
3 billion Colombian pesos
(約 $ 800,000) for information on his whereabouts
Duque ended his televised speech Saturday with a message for other drug traffickers, 言って: “To all criminals and narco traffickers: either you surrender, or we will come and get you.”