Julio Alberto Lozano, accused by Colombian authorities of being one of the hemisphere’s most important drug traffickers, has surrendered himself to U.S. authorities, the Colombian police said.
According to national police director General Oscar Naranjo, Lozano is part of the “executive board of directors” of an international drug trafficking and money laundering network that supersedes the Colombian drug trafficking organizations of “Cuchillo” and “El Loco Barrera,” as well as the Mexican Sinaloa cartel and the organization of Hector Beltran Leyva.
A second member of this board of directors, Luis Agustin Caicedo, was arrested in Argentina.
Lozano, alias “Patricia,” came into the public eye after suitcases full of money were found in the Colombian cities of Bogota and Buenaventura. This money, which allegedly belonged to Lozano, exposed money laundering activities at Bogota soccer club Santa Fe.