Colombian Drug Trafficker “Fritanga” Extradited to U.S.

By Dialogo
April 29, 2013

Colombian police turned over drug trafficker Camilo Torres Martínez, alias “Fritanga,” to U.S. authorities on April 25 to face narco-trafficking and money-laundering charges in the state of Florida.

“Following instructions by the National Government, drug trafficker ‘Fritanga’ was handed over to agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Office (DEA),” the Police said in a statement.

The extradition of Torres was approved by the Colombian Supreme Court, which ratified charges pressed in the United States.

Alias “Fritanga” was arrested by Colombian Police in July 2012 while he was celebrating his marriage in Múcura Island, in the northern coast of Colombia.

The arrest was made in front of 150 guests, among them famous soap opera actors and entertainment celebrities.

According to the United Nations, Colombia is the main cocaine producer worldwide, with 345 tons in 2011.