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Posted August 28, 2013 by DJ Enuff in News
 
 

Colombia Extradites Top Drug Gang Leader To U.S. [Photo]

Colombian National Police escort Henao during news conference at the military base in Bogota

One of Colombia’s most wanted drug gang leaders in Diego Perez Henao was extradited to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials on Wednesday to face charges of alleged cocaine trafficking and involvement in hundreds of murders. Henao, who goes by the alias Diego Rastrojo, acted as one of the heads of the Rastrojos criminal gang—one of Colombia’s five main criminal gangs with around 3,800 members. Colombia is notoriously known as one of the world’s top cocaine producers, making around 300 tons a year despite U.S.-backed efforts to eliminate the illegal trade.