Alleged ‘Los Urabeños’ kingpin deported from Honduras to Colombia
By Dialogo July 19, 2012
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Alleged Colombian drug kingpin Alexander Montoya Usuga arrived in this city around 7 p.m. July 18 after being deported from Honduras, according to local police.
The extradition comes a day after Montoya Usuga was captured at a luxury hotel in the Honduran Caribbean coastal city of La Ceiba, after a joint intelligence operation by the Colombian and Honduran police, Interpol and Colombia’s Attorney General’s office.
The alleged drug trafficker, accused of being one of the leaders of the “Los Urabeños” and “Los Usuga” drug cartels, left Colombia March 18 in a plane stolen from the El Dorado airport in Bogotá to an undisclosed location, from where he directed the narcotics smuggling business throughout the Colombian department of Antioquia.
Montoya Usuga, 33, who also is accused of belonging to Colombian paramilitary group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), has five warrants on charges of homicide, illegally carrying a gun and criminal association. He also faces 40 years in prison in the 2002 murder of nurse Amparo Figueroa in the department of Cauca.
[AFP, 18/07/2012; Eltiempo.com (Colombia), 18/07/2012]