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Colombian drug lord arrested 500 special forces personnel and 22 helicopters deployed

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The head of Colombia’s largest drug gang, the Gulf Clan, has been arrested. /photo = AFP

A large-scale arrest operation was carried out, with hundreds of troops and dozens of helicopters mobilized to arrest the leader of Colombia’s largest drug gang.

On the 25th (local time), Reuters and the BBC reported that the Colombian government arrested Antonio Usga, 50, the head of the Gulf Clan, Colombia’s largest drug cartel, in the northern border city of Nekoklici on the 23rd. reported that

The Colombian army, air force and police have joined forces to arrest Usfa, and more than 500 soldiers were mobilized. 22 helicopters were also deployed. More than 50 signal intelligence experts and US and British agents were also reported to have participated.

According to Colombian police information, the ‘Gulf Plan’ led by Usuga is spread in 12 out of 32 Colombian states and has 3,800 members. This is why a large force was sent to arrest him.

Colombia's largest drug gang leader arrested in a joint military-police operation.  /photo = AFP

Colombia’s largest drug gang leader arrested in a joint military-police operation. /photo = AFP

Usga, who is currently detained at a military base in Bogota, Colombia, is expected to be sent to the United States soon. That’s why he’s been charged with drug-related crimes in the United States.

Usga was listed on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) list several years ago, and the U.S. government offered a $5 million reward to the informant who provided Usga’s information.

Wilson Ruiz, the chief of the Colombia’s Justice Department, predicted that Usga’s extradition process would take about four weeks.

Meanwhile, Usuga, who was active in left-wing guerrillas and paramilitary organizations, took over the organization’s predecessor, the Usuga Clan, from Dios, who was killed in 2012 after his brother.

Reporter Lee Bo-bae, Hankyung.com [email protected]

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