Colombian police working with the DEA captured a drug trafficker accused of providing cocaine to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, the world’s largest drug trafficking organization.
After three months, “Operation Buenaventura” led to the arrest in Bogota of Pedro Luis Zamora, alias “Junior,” who worked as a middleman between Colombian drug trafficking organizations and the Mexican cartel. Junior allegedly sent shipments of cocaine in “go fast” motor boats.
The director of Colombia’s counter narcotics police unit, General Luis Alberto Perez, claimed that Junior was “directly financed by the Sinaloa cartel headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Junior was responsible for the acquisition in Colombia of hydrochlorate…and its subsequent shipping.”
The Colombian drug trafficker is wanted by a New York court for a four ton shipment of cocaine to the United States. Interpol had placed a red notice arrest warrant on his name. He will stay in the custody of Colombian authorities while the U.S. government sends extradition papers.