Details of a heroin trafficking network coordinated from Colombia’s northern city of Barranquilla have been released following the arrest of 12 members of the drug gang on December 5.
It has been established that a trafficker named as Lacides Aurelio Borja Ojeda supplied the money to buy the heroin and was in charge of contacting possible “drug mules,” reported newspaper El Heraldo.
From Barranquilla, the drugs were transported by bus across the border and into Venezuela where they were then shipped to the United States.
The 12 members of the drug network were arrested nine days ago in different parts of the country during a joint operation with local police and Colombia’s anti-drugs body the DEA.
After the arrests, it was revealed that police had in their custody the ringleader of the Barranquilla gang, Luis Carlos Garcia Garcia.