U.S. authorities asking for the extradition of captured drug lord “El Loco” Barrera, are saying he worked for the already extradited “Don Lucho,” reported local media Thursday.
At the time of his arrest, the kingpin was said to be the last big Colombian mafia boss. The U.S. extradition request however says he was the main supplier of cocaine for drug kingpin Don Lucho, who is already in prison in the U.S. and an alleged member of the “executive board” of Colombian drug traffickers.
According to the U.S. prosecutors, they have have witnesses who served as accountants and money launderers to El Loco who are ready to attest to the scale of the drug trafficking in which he was involved. Prosecutors also accuse him of being involved in the interrogation and torture of three men who stole money from Don Lucho.
The U.S. is seeking the extradition of El Loco after he was captured in Venezuela in September and extradited from there to Colombia.