Suspected Colombian drug boss arrested in Madrid
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Spanish police have arrested Colombian Edgar Guillermo Vallejo Guarin, one of America's most-wanted drug traffickers, according to the US embassy in Madrid. The US had offered a $5 million reward for his capture.
He was captured in the Melia Fenix hotel in
Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre said in a statement that the U.S. government would seek his extradition from
"Vallejo Guarin has an extensive history of violence, money laundering, and the corruption of high-level government officials," the U.S. State Dept. website says.
Vallejo Guarin, 47, is alleged to have been a major supplier of Colombian cocaine to the
He was indicted in June 2001 in the Southern District of Florida for heading and operating a continuing criminal enterprise.
The DEA received information following the indictment that Vallejo Guarin had been located first in
Spanish police found Vallejo Guarin had used Venezuelan documentation to obtain residency in
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