BOGOTA, Colombia -- Police in Colombia police say they've captured the chief go-between linking the country's cocaine suppliers and Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.
The Judicial police chief, Gen. Carlos Mena, says Julio Enrique Ayala Munoz is wanted for extradition to New York on drug trafficking-related charges. A 6.4 metric-ton cocaine shipment seized two weeks ago in the Pacific port of Buenaventura is believed to have belonged to him.
Mena tells The Associated Press that Ayala was arrested in Cali, Colombia's third city, on Wednesday night with the assistance of U.S. drug agents.
Mena says Ayala, a Colombian, has been working with the Sinaloa cartel for more then two years and owns 17 properties in Mexico including apartments, ranches and sailboats.
The Associated Press
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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