Police in Colombia break up heroin trafficking ring to US

Other | 4 September 2012

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Police in Colombia said on Sept. 2 they broke up a heroin ring that shipped the drug to the United States while working with Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

Army Gen. Luis Alberto Pérez said the ring was sending 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of heroin monthly to the United States through Curaçao, the Dominican Republic and Aruba. Traffickers were also shipping drugs to the Netherlands.

Nine suspects were arrested. Among them was Juan David Toro Serna, who is wanted for extradition to the United States on drug charges.

[AFP (Colombia), 02/09/2012; El Espectador (Colombia), 02/09/2012]

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