Colombian prosecutors have traveled to the US to interview an extradited former leader from one of Colombia’s largest drug trafficking organizations concerning an alleged $12 million payment to former presidential adviser J.J. Rendon, local media reported on Wednesday.
Colombia’s Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre announced that members of the National Unit specialized against organized crime have traveled to the US to interview former capo Javier Antonio Calle, alias “Comba,” over his accusations that Rendon received over $12 million in 2011 from various drug-traffickers to help negotiate their terms of surrender, Blu Radio reported.
The outlined surrender proposal would shut down 90% of Colombia’s drug trade with the surrender of key players such as Comba, along with now-clain ERPAC founder “Cuchillo,” Rastrojos founder “Diego Rastrojo,” and cocaine mogul “El Loco Barrera.”
After the delegation meets with Comba, the Prosecutor General’s office will determine whether to open a criminal investigation will against Rendon, W Radio reported.
The decision by the Prosecutor General’s office to interview Comba comes two days after Rendon’s resignation as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos‘ main strategist for the campaign leading to the May 25 election.
Santos accepted Rendon’s resignation on Monday.