Notorious Colombian drug lord Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa attempted to deceive police by giving a fake identification when he was captured in Venezuela, reported El Tiempo Friday.
The alleged leader of the well-known “Cifuentes Villa clan” offered the name Juan Carlos Lopez Mejia when he was arrested in the state of Anzoategui on Thursday according to the director of Colombia’s National Police, General Jose Roberto Leon Riano.
Riano revealed how Cifuentes Villa, who is reported to have helped transport over “31,000 kilograms of cocaine to the United States”, was caught thanks to information provided and collected by Colombian police.
Riano claimed, “Colombian National Police shared data which they had gathered with their Venezuelan counterparts, who in a timely and diligent manner, located and captured Cifuentes Villa.
“He was in the company of a young Indian looking girl of just 19 years, and who identified herself as the partner of the noted drug trafficker.”
It is alleged that Cifuentes Villa had ties with Mexican drug king pin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and, according to the U.S State Department, was the “primary source of supply of cocaine for the Sinaloa Cartel.”
Cifuentes Villa is the brother of Dolly Cifuentes, who was extradited to the U.S. earlier this year, while the oldest of the three siblings, Francisco Cifuentes, was the private air plane pilot of Pablo Escobar and the initial leader of the family’s drug trafficking operations until his assassination in 2007.