A suspected Colombian drug lord was arrested Monday in Caracas and will be turned over to the United States, where he is sought for drug trafficking, President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday.
CARACAS, July 6, 2010 (AFP) - A suspected Colombian drug lord was arrested Monday in Caracas and will be turned over to the United States, where he is sought for drug trafficking, President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday.
We've captured a new drug trafficking boss, Carlos Alberto Renteria, aka 'Beto Renteria,' aka 'the godfather'... we caught him yesterday (Monday) here in Caracas.
We're going to send him to... the United States, Chavez told television reporters during a cabinet meeting.
If he's Colombian, why doesn't Colombia want him? Chavez asked rhetorically.
Oh well, let's abide by the laws. Let's ship him out! He was sought by Interpol under code red, he added.
Renteria, 65, allegedly headed Colombia's Norte del Valle drug cartel and has been on the US Justice Department's wanted list since 2004. He is charged with drug trafficking and a five million dollar reward was offered for his capture.
So far this year, Venezuela said it has deported 10 suspects sought by different countries on drug-related charges.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
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