Colombia's deputy police director says one of the country's top drug traffickers has surrendered in Aruba to US authorities, who flew him to New York to face criminal charges.
Jose Antonio Calle was indicted in New York's Eastern District last year for the alleged international distribution of 25 metric tonnes of cocaine as well as money laundering.
The US government had offered a $5m reward out for him.
Authorities say the 43-year-old Calle heads a violent drug-trafficking paramilitary gang called the "Rastrojos," or Leftovers.
His brother and alleged accomplice Juan Carlos Calle was captured in Ecuador in March and sent to the United States.
The Rastrojos emerged a decade ago from the dissolution of Colombia's Norte del Valle cartel, and allegedly shipped tons of cocaine northward through Mexico.
|< Prev||Next >|
Other articles in Americas
Argentine president to undergo brain surgery 08 October 2013
Canada 'spied' on Brazil's Energy Ministry 07 October 2013
Many killed in southern Peru bus crash 07 October 2013
Monster Truck show in Mexico turns deadly 07 October 2013
Argentine president on leave over head injury 06 October 2013
Push for Pinochet 'dictatorship' in textbooks 05 October 2013
White House says shutdown impedes sanctions 05 October 2013
Hackers steal customer data from Adobe 04 October 2013
Tropical Storm Karen takes aim at US coast 04 October 2013
Ecuador congress approves park oil drilling 04 October 2013
|Timothy V. Gatto|