The Colombia office of international police organization Interpol on Monday issued an international warning about Medellin paramilitary drug lord, Erick Vargas, alias “Sebastian.”
The decision to issue the Green Notice was taken because authorities suspect that Sebastian has left Colombia, W Radio reported. Green Notices are published against international criminals who are likely to commit crimes in foreign countries.
The drug lord allegedly took over the “Office of Envigado,” a Medellin-based gang previously run by paramilitary “Don Berna,” who was extradited to the United States in 2008. Sebastian is also believed to command 25 illegal armed groups comprised of some 2,000 men, mostly active in Medellin and the north of Colombia.
In September the Colombian national police announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of Sebastian, despite the fact that there was no warrants out for his arrest.
Colombia Interpol this year has issued over 37 Green and Red Notices.