Spanish drug baron appears in music video to taunt police after two years on run

Francisco Tejon is said to be the leader of the Las Castanitas cartel

Peter Stubley
Sunday 07 October 2018 23:53
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Fugitive Spanish drugs baron taunts police in reggaeton music video 'Candela'

The most wanted drug trafficker in Spain has appeared in a reggaeton music video posted on YouTube two years after he went on the run.

Francisco Tejon, 39, is shown getting out of a Bentley Continental to enjoy a house party with swimsuit models.

Spanish police have confirmed that Tejon – allegedly one of the leaders of the Las Castanitas cartel – is the man filmed with Cuban singer Clase A for the song “Candela”.

“It’s him, there’s no doubt whatsoever and we’ve been following the video for a week now,” a police source told El Mundo newspaper.

“What the video shows is that he does not care about anything, because he does not worry about showing himself in public.”

Detectives are now trying to track down the location of the villa and swimming pool featured in the video.

The video shows Francisco Tejon (seated) enjoying a party at an unidentified villa (Clase A/YouTube)

It comes four months after Tejon’s brother Antonio was arrested at his home in La Linea in the province of Cadiz.

Officials believe the pair have earned £30m by trafficking cannabis from their stronghold in southern Spain near the border with Gibraltar.

Local reports have compared their gang to the Colombian drug cartel headed by Pablo Escobar in the 1980s.

The brothers, who have a history of flaunting their wealth on social media, fled to Morocco in October 2016 before returning to Spain earlier this year.

Their gang is thought to be responsible for a raid in February when 20 masked men freed a suspect who was being held in police custody at hospital.

Antonio Tejon is still in prison in Cordoba awaiting his trial.

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