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Colombia’s precedence is to extradite drug lord Otoniel to the United States -sources

BOGOTA, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Colombia’s precedence is to extradite the captured drug lord Dairo Antonio Usuga, referred to as Otoniel, to the United States, authorities and safety sources stated on Sunday.

Otoniel, 50, was caught by Colombia’s armed forces throughout an operation in a rural space of Colombia’s Uraba area, Antioquia province, officers stated on Saturday. learn extra

Otoniel faces extradition orders from the United States. Colombia will work with authorities to verify the extradition takes place, President Ivan Duque stated on Saturday.

Getting the drug trafficker, who faces dozens of arrest warrants, to the United States is Colombia’s precedence following his seize, a authorities supply and two safety sources instructed Reuters.

Colombia had supplied a reward of as much as 3 billion pesos (about $800,000) for data regarding Otoniel’s whereabouts, whereas the U.S. authorities had put up a reward of $5 million for assist finding him.

Otoniel rose to develop into the chief of the drug trafficking group the Clan del Golfo, or Gulf Clan, following stints as a left-wing guerrilla and later as a paramilitary.

Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta
Additional reporting and writing by Oliver Griffin; enhancing by Grant McCool

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