Colombian drug trafficking suspect ‘el Loco’ extradited to US


Colombia has extradited a major drug trafficking suspect to the United States. President Juan Manuel Santos has called Daniel Barrera “the last of the great capos”. He’s also known as “el Loco”, or “the Madman”.

Barrera faces charges in New York and Florida. He was arrested last September in Venezuela, which shipped him back to Colombia.

Officials say he had had cosmetic surgery and tried to burn off his fingerprints with acid to mask his identity. Venezuelan officials say they confiscated houses, ranches, a yacht, apartments and 48 cars from Barrera.