During the investigation ten tons of cocaine was seized and 16 aircraft immobilized, they account for 90% of the drugs trafficked in the country
BOGOTA, Feb. 25. – The Colombian authorities arrested 34 suspected drug traffickers sought by the United States, the largest mass arrest for extradition in the history of the war on drugs in the country, police spokesmen said Monday.
The National Police Director, General Oscar Naranjo, in speaking to the press in Cali. The detainees were part of an organization known as the Clan of the Galeano and linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.
The catch is derived from an investigation of several months by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Dijin) of the National Police, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
During the time of the investigation ten tons of cocaine was seized and 16 aircraft immobilized, said the official, who stressed that the trafficking group makes up about 90 percent of the drugs that occurs in the South East and all bound for Mexico and the United States.
It was the largest mass arrest for extradition in the history of the war on drugs in the country, “said Naranjo, who attended a meeting in Cali. The government led by President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. Most of the detainees, thirteen, were arrested in Villavicencio (center), another twelve in Bogota and the other in Ibague (southwest), Manizales (west), Florence (south) and Inirida (east).
Those captured are requested in extradition by a court in Miami.