A special unit of Colombia’s police force arrested 39-year-old Edison Gomez Molina, alias “El Contador,” in Medellin’s Loma de Bernal neighborhood.
Molina managed assets, accounts and transactions for Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño, alias “Mi Sangre,” according to an official police statement.
According to the report, his arrest “breaks down the armor” around Lopez.
Molina had “managed to infiltrate some areas of trade and livestock to launder money for his boss,” while posing as a successful businessman.
He is wanted by a United States District Court in Southern Florida on charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs in the U.S., police said.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is reportedly expected to issue an extradition order in the coming days for Lopez, who remains at large.
In April local media reported that the DEA expected four high-ranking drug bosses, including Lopez, to surrender to U.S. officials over the coming three months.