Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office seized assets of Medellin‘s former chief of prosecution, who is in jail for ties to jailed drug lord “Don Mario.”
The properties of Guillermo Leon Valencia Cossio, brother of the former Justice Minister, with an estimated value of $500 thousand, consist of a country mansion and a patch of land in El Poblado, one of Medellin’s richest neighborhoods.
The assets will be given in custody of the Colombian drug enforcement agency DNE, while a judge rules on the expropriation of the assets.
Valencia Cossio is currently serving 15 years in prison after in February the Supreme Court ruled it was proven he did favors for the drug trafficking organization of the also jailed “Don Mario.”
The U.S. added the former judicial official to the kingpin list in October, which disallows American citizens to do business with him.