Thursday, May 5, 2022

Dairo Antonio Usuga 'Otoniel' arrives in US

Colombian drug lord Dairo Usuga arrived in New York to face charges. 'Otoniel' was flown from Colombia to John F. Kennedy Airport and made his initial appearance in Brooklyn federal court. He is accused of overseeing the production, purchase and transfer of multi-ton cocaine shipments. The leader of the Clan del Golfo 'CDG' likely won't be leaving America anytime soon.
Dairo Antonio Usuga “Otoniel” leader of the Colombian Clan del Golfo cartel has been busted after more than a decade on the run. He has long been a fixture on the DEA most-wanted list, with a $5 million bounty. He was first indicted in 2009. Indictments in Brooklyn and Miami accused him of importing at least 73 metric tons of cocaine into the US between 2003 and 2014 alone. Intelligence provided by the U.S. led to an operation of more than 500 soldiers and Colombia’s special forces to Úsuga’s jungle hideout, which was protected by eight rings of security.