Colombian Drug Trafficker Detained in Argentina

By Dialogo
May 11, 2011

A Colombian citizen was detained Monday in Argentina, accused of membership in a gang trafficking liquid cocaine impregnated in sheets of polyurethane to Europe in suitcases, a judicial source indicated.

Police officers from the Investigations Directorate of San Nicolás, around 150 km north of Buenos Aires, arrested Fabián Gustavo Molina Barrero, alias “El Colombiano” [“The Colombian”], who is suspected of processing the base paste and converting it into liquid cocaine in a laboratory, according to the report.

The operation took place a few days after the detention of another Colombian, Ignacio Alvarez Meyendorff (fifty years old), whose arrest had been requested by the United States, where he faces trial on charges of trafficking eight tons of cocaine using submarines.