The Colombian Supreme Court has authorized the extradition of Danilo Bustos Suarez, the second-in-command for “El Loco,” the country’s most prolific drug trafficker.
Bustos Suarez is suspected of trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine through Colombia’s north coast to Central America, where it was shipped to the US. H
He was captured in September 2009, and the US requested his extradition in March 2011 on charges of shipping 800 kg of cocaine seized in March 2006, in the Guajira department of Colombia.
Following Bustos Suarez’s arrest, several accomplices of “El Loco” were captured and are now facing trial. “El Loco,” real name Daniel Barrera Barrera, is considered the closest thing Colombian has today to Pablo Escobar.
Last May, a joint operation between Argentinian authorities and the Colombian Prosecutor General’s Office led to the Buenos Aires arrest of Luis Augustin Caicedo – a leader of the “El Loco” organization.