Security forces in Colombia have captured Dairo Antonio Usuga, the country’s most-wanted drug trafficker.
Better known as Otoniel, the leader of the Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia or the Gulf Clan, was captured on Saturday in a rural area in the Uraba region.
President Ivan Duque hailed Otoniel’s capture as a victory, likening it to the arrest three decades ago of the notorious Colombian drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar.
The Commander of National Police in Colombia, Jorge Luis Vargas also gave an insight into how Otoniel was captured.
Authorities have been after Otoniel for years, killing allies, capturing family members and going after his finances.
Colombia had offered a reward of up to 800,000 dollars for information leading to his capture, while the United States had put a bounty of 5 million dollars on his head.