The U.S. Attorney’s Office has indicted one of Colombia’s most-wanted drug kingpins, Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, for drug trafficking, U.S. authorities announced Monday.
According to a press release by the South Florida Attorney’s Office, Barrera, together with two other alleged high-level drug traffickers, the Colombians “conspired to manufacture and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine knowing that the cocaine would be unlawfully imported into the United States. The superseding indictment also charges that Daniel Barrera-Barrera conspired to import cocaine into the United States.”
If convicted, the defendants each face a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, said the public prosecutors.
“Drug kingpin Daniel Barrera-Barrera remains one of Colombia’s most wanted criminals,” said John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Miami.
“His indictment, along with Javier and Orlando Fernandez-Barrero, has significantly disrupted their criminal enterprise which is responsible for distributing tons of cocaine into the U.S. and other countries,” the FBI representative said.
The fugitive Barrera has a $2.7 million reward on his head.