A year-and-a-half joint investigation by Colombian and U.S. authorities culminated in the arrests of six men linked to the “Los Comba” gang on money laudering charges, reports El Pais.
The director of the Colombian police’s anti-narcotics division, Francisco Patiño, said that four of the men were arrested in Bogota and Cali, while the other two were arrested in New York City. The four men arrested in Colombia were wanted for extraditon to the U.S.
Patiño said that the detainees were in charge of laundering money that the Calle Serna brothers, known as “Los Comba” made from trafficking drugs to the U.S.
Those involved in the operation in Colombia deposited the illicit cash in Mexican bank accounts. The two in New York, reportedly brokers, (to lend legitimacy to the illegal operation) then took out the money from the Mexican accounts and into a legitimate computer business.
Police said that the Calle Serna brothers, Luis Enrique and Javier Antonio, had moved $50 million in this way in the last year alone.