The U.S. government has offered $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Colombian drug lord “Mechas,” a State Department notice confirmed Monday.
Juan Fernando Alvarez-Meyendorff is thought to have been responsible for the import of 68 tons of cocaine to the U.S. since 2005. He was first indicted for extradition to the U.S. in 2009.
Alvarez-Meyendorff is believed to have helped notorious drug trafficker “Don Lucho” transport cocaine, mainly by sea, earning $46 million in the process, according to the State Department.
Don Lucho was arrested and extradited to the U.S. in 2010, where he is now imprisoned.
Following the arrest Wednesday of “El Matematico,” another Don Lucho collaborator, it is believed Alvarez-Meyendorff will take the reins of leadership in the organization which has carried on operating since Don Lucho’s arrest.
Don Lucho is believed to have laundered $1.5 billion between 2005 and 2009 and was a key figure in the Independiente Santa Fe soccer club money laundering scandal.