Colombian authorities have arrested two alleged drug lords, one of them known as “The Terror of La Guajira,” a former paramilitary associated with “Los Urabeños,” Caracol Radio reported.
Rodrigo Antonio Oquendo Urrego, the “Terror of La Guajira,” who went by the aliases “Rigo” or “Fabian,” is the accused perpetrator of numerous murders in the north Colombian department of La Guajira, on behalf of “Los Urabeños.”
Rigo was apparently a leader of the neo-paramilitary group’s narco-trafficking business in that region until pressure from authorities prompted the organization’s top bosses, the Usuga brothers, to shelter him in Antioquia department. He was caught in the Antioquia municipality of Carepa, in the Casa Verde district.
Rigo was a former leader of the demobilized AUC’s Northern Bloc, heading the operations of the Wayuu Counterinsurgency Front in the municipality of Maicao, La Guajira, up until 2006.
In the armed forces’ operations in the south of the country, meanwhile, Nulver Sarria García, alias “Apache V,” was captured in the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño department, El Pais reported.
He is alleged to be the head of narco-trafficking group “Los Rastrojos” in the region and, despite putting up resistance upon noticing the military, he was eventually captured by the surrounding troops.
Apache V is accused of weapons manufacturing and trafficking, among other connected crimes.