Thursday, December 2

Otoniel: after his capture in Colombia, he will be extradited to the United States

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Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as “Otoniel”, led the largest criminal gang in Colombia

The Colombian government announced that Otoniel, the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, will be extradited to the United States after his capture on Saturday.

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, known by the alias “Otoniel”, was captured during a joint action by the Colombian Army, Air Force and Police called “Operation Osiris”.

The top leader of the so-called Gulf Clan, the country’s largest criminal gang, had been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) most wanted list for years.

The American authorities had offered a reward of US$5 million for information leading to his capture.

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