COLOMBIA’s most-wanted drug trafficker, Dairo Antonio Usuga, also known as “Otoniel,” was arrested by the country’s authorities.
Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised the capture of ‘Otoniel in a message on Twitter.
The capture of the head of Colombia’s largest narco-trafficking gang signals a major victory for the government.
The United States had offered a $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of Otoniel, who at age 50 is one of the most feared men in Colombia.
Otoniel took over the leadership of the Gulf Clan, previously known as the Usuga Clan, from his brother Juan de Dios, who was killed by police in 2012.
The gang is present in almost 300 municipalities in the country, according to the independent think tank Indepaz.