“Mi Sangre,” a feared commander of Colombia’s largest neo-paramilitary group, the “Urabeños,” has been arrested in Argentina, Colombia’s national police announced Tuesday.
According to National Police commander, General Jose Roberto Leon, the neo-paramilitary commander was arrested in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.
Mi Sangre, whose real name is Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño, was arrested by Argentine police earlier Tuesday in a restaurant.
The neo-paramilitary is wanted by Colombia to face drug trafficking, terrorism and conspiracy charges, and is also wanted by the United States to face drug trafficking charges.
The 41-year-old Mi Sangre is alleged to have been involved in crime for over 20 years. The neo-paramilitary began his career in his hometown of Medellin where he was part of crime syndicate Oficina de Envigado, formed in the late 80’s by late drug lord Pablo Escobar and later taken over by AUC commander “Don Berna.”
After his demobilization with the AUC in 2006, the criminal joined former paramilitary leader “Don Mario” who was reorganizing paramilitary structures in the northwestern Uraba region in order to take control of the drug routes left by the AUC.
Mi Sangre was long in control of the Urabeños’ dealings in Medellin where it assumed control of the troubled Comuna 13, but was recently promoted to take charge of the organization’s international drug trafficking business.