Carlos Alberto Renteria Mantilla, the last druglord of Colombia’s Norte de Valle cartel who remained at liberty, was captured in Venezuela at 4PM Monday, reports El Tiempo.
The 65-year-old Colombian drug trafficker, also known as “Beto Renteria,” was hunted down by a Venezuelan investigation agency with the help of British intelligence. The U.S. State Department offered a $5 million reward for his capture.
Carlos Alberto Renteria Mantilla is a leader of the Norte de Valle cartel, one of Colombia’s most notorious narco-trafficking organizations, which operates principally out of the Valle del Cauca department in western Colombia.
In April the cartel suffered the high-profile loss of Ramon Quintero Sanclemente, who was arrested in Ecuador following an operation by Colombian and U.S. intelligence agencies.