Suspected Colombian Heroin Trafficker Arrested
By Dialogo November 06, 2012
The Colombian Police announced the arrest of Carlos Mario Agudelo, aka “Papi” on November 4, accused of participating in an international network that trafficked heroin to the United States, where the criminal will be extradited.
The New York Southern District Court linked Agudelo with the transport of 500 kilos of heroin and money laundering of about $20 million, explained Eduardo Cárdenas deputy director of the Colombian National Police Antidrug Unit.
The police considered the 35-year-old detainee as the main heroin supplier for “Los Rastrojos,” one of the largest Colombian criminal gangs.
“Los Rastrojos” delivered the heroin to Agudelo in the town of Pereira (northwest Colombia), and then the detainee was in charge of finding people willing to transport small quantities of the drug illegally to the United States, explained the Police.
The drug was mainly delivered to the New York and New Jersey areas, where Agudelo had contacts to sell the drugs and launder the money earned, which was later returned to Colombia.
The DEA collaborated in the search operation against Agudelo, which lasted two years and ended with his arrest in Bogotá.