‘Most Wanted’ Peruvian drug lord captured in Colombia and deported

CA{BNN/ BOGOTA, Colombia} – Colombian police have reportedly captured Peru’s most wanted drug lord Gerson “Caracol” Galvez in a Medallin city shopping center on April 30.

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

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.