According to reports, Galvez, the alleged leader of Callao’s feared gang ‘Barrio King’ was deported to Peru due to his lack of migration papers.
Reports added that the arrest was jointly made by Peru’s anti-drug unit Dirandro, Colombian police and Interpol.
Further, Galvez, nicknamed “El Chapo” by Peru’s media, had changed his appearance having grown out his hair and beard, and was also carrying a false Ecuadorean passport.
A warrant was reportedly issued in December 2015 for Galvez’s capture following which law enforcement began to track the man.
Reports state that Galvez was wanted in Peru in connection with over 100 murders, as well as for the control of cocaine shipments smuggled out of Peru’s Callao, and his capture warranted a $150,000 reward.
Further, justice minister Aldo Vasquez reportedly said that Galvez will not be kept in the medium-security Sarita Colonia prison as he was before, as, owing to the danger posed by the individual, the prison board is to determine a heftier sentence.
Vasquez added that Galvez may probably be held in the maximum-security Challapalca prison in Tacna, Peru. READ MORE