A woman has swallowed a phonebook with information about Colombian drug criminal “El Loco” Barrera’s whereabouts during a raid, reported Colombian police on Monday.
During the operation to break up the crime gang commanded by Daniel Barrera, alias “El Loco,” one of the arrested women swallowed the information which might have led to El Loco’s arrest.
Police detained eight of the drug leader’s henchmen during the investigation, which began in May 2011 when a gigantic laboratory was discovered and destroyed.
According to a statement by the National Police the organization had created important ties with the Sinaloa, Tijuana, and Los Zetas cartels in Mexico for the marketing of cocaine on a huge scale.
The criminal group was also part of an alliance with the dissident group ERPAC commanded by Martin Farfan, alias “Pijarbey,” who according to the police report was captured in 2009 and released in January after spending just two years in prison for conspiracy.
“This criminal gang is also in charge of money laundering through the creation of fake companies and the gathering of bank accounts for the circulation of “hot” money,” said the director of police General Jose Roberto Leon Riaño.
In February the National Police, in conjunction with the Colombian Air Force, captured one of the gang’s aircraft which was coming from Venezuela loaded with 300 kilos of cocaine, an AK-47 and an MP5 machine gun.