Colombia on Tuesday extradited the former partner of ex-President Alvaro Uribe’s late brother to the United States to face charges related to her alleged ties to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel.
Dolly Cifuentes, alleged member of the Cifuentes Villa gang, was taken from Bogota‘s El Buen Pastor prison to the capital’s El Catam airport where she was surrendered to U.S. authorities and flown to the U.S.
Cifuentes was the extramarital partner of Jaime Alberto Uribe, the former president’s brother who died in 2001.
Ana Maria Uribe, the daughter of the former president’s brother and his extramarital lover is also wanted by the U.S. There has been contradictory reports whether the former president’s niece is detained or fugitive.
Colombia’s former president denies having known about his relation with Cifuentes and the existence of his niece when research center Nuevo Arco Iris revealed the ties between the Uribe and the Cifuentes Villa families.
Before its members’ involvement in drug trafficking, the Cifuentes Villa family was well known in the Antioquia department for its successful businesses in agriculture, food production, real estate and mining.