Police in Medellin on Saturday said they have arrested the brother and alleged second-in-command of local crime boss “Sebastian,” leader of the “Oficina de Envigado” which allegedly controls the underworld of Colombia’s largest city.
According to the local police, the arrest of Frank was “the most important made in recent times in Medellin” as authorities considered him the replacement of Sebastian when absent.
While searching a home, police found two U.S. manufactured high-precision rifles, one pistol and approximately $250,000 worth of Colombian 50,000 peso bills, $5,000 in American currency and another 4,000 euros.
The Oficina de Envigado is a crime syndicate originally founded by Pablo Escobar and later inherited by “Don Berna,” a paramilitary drug lord who was part of the vigilante group that helped kill Escobar. Following Don Berna’s extradition to the U.S., the fight over the leadership of the Oficina killed thousands and ended with Sebastian controlling most of the city.