Santiago Uribe was accused by Juan Carlos Sierra, alias “El Tuso,” of having links with the drug-trafficking Gallon Henao brothers. The brothers were allegedly involved in the murder of Colombian soccer player Andres Escober after the 1994 World Cup.
Uribe, however, has rejected the suggestion that he even knows “El Tuso.”
“I have no relationship [with him] … have not had, nor will have drug-related business relations,” he told W Radio.
“I have [had] 53 years of clean living, of working, my father taught us to work, nobody can say that I have had any relationship with narco-traffickers of any type,” he added to La Fm.
“El Tuso,” the extradited former AUC member, made his claims before the prosecutor and the Supreme Court in the U.S., also pointing the finger at Mario Uribe-Escobar, the jailed cousin of Alvaro and Santiago Uribe.
Santiago Uribe, who further stated that “my work is honest … I have a simple life, of the field [and] of helping people,” has now been mentioned at least three times in connection with narco-trafficking and paramilitarism.