The Colombian authorities announced on Wednesday the capture in the last two months of 34 people accused of belonging to drug trafficking networks worldwide who have been requested in extradition by European countries such as France and Spain, as well as by the United States, Chile and Peru. .
After a two-year investigation, the “San Martín” operation, which had the support of international investigative agencies, prevented the capture of 52 people in the last two months, ten of them in Greece, Guatemala and Panama, and the rest in Colombia. Among the detainees, there are 34 with extradition fines and eight with pending crimes at the national level.
The Colombian Defense Minister, Iván Velásquez, explained to the press on Wednesday that in the operations they seized four tons of cocaine valued at 134 million dollars and 244 assets for the purpose of extinction of ownership —allowed in Colombia on properties acquired through illicit enrichment. — valued at approximately $102 million.
The Police pointed out that among those captured are those who are allegedly involved with the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, Jalisco Nueva Generación and Los Zetas and with the European organization Clan Devesa. Also with the Colombian drug trafficking organizations Clan del Golfo, Los Pachenca, La Local and the Oliver Sinisterra dissidence, a faction that did not accept the peace agreements signed in 2016 between the State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).