Spain’s national police have detained a Colombian man in Madrid who is wanted in his country for preparing and carrying out more than a hundred murders, the ministry said in a statement.
The detainee is considered the head of the Colombian criminal organization “Cordillera,” which operates not only in this country but also in other parts of the world, in particular, engaged in drug trafficking in other countries of South America, Panama, the United States, Mexico, and Cape Verde. Colombia has twice put him on the wanted list for murder, as well as production and possession of weapons. Among the victims is his own mother-in-law, whom he allegedly killed for embezzling the organization’s money.
The man moved to Spain in 2015 to create cells of the organization in Spain, Belgium, and France. Colombian law enforcement agencies and Interpol participated in the operation.