Alleged cocaine gang chief arrested
Published 19/07/2014 | 14:28
A Colombian national suspected of being the leader of a ruthless criminal organisation linked to 400 murders, international drug trafficking and extortion has been arrested in Spain.
The 40-year-old man, identified as Hernan Alonso Villa and described as one of Colombia's most wanted criminals, was arrested yesterday while driving on a highway on the outskirts of the south-eastern Mediterranean port city of Alicante, police said in a statement.
Today's statement said Alonso Villa had 200 people under his command and was responsible for exporting cocaine to Spain, United States and the Netherlands.