Colombia: Security officials capture most wanted drug lord Otoniel
Bogota: Colombian security officials have arrested the country's most wanted drug trafficker.
Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel, was seized after a joint operation by the army, air force and police on Saturday, reports BBC.
The government had offered a $800,000 (£582,000) reward for information about his whereabouts, while the US placed a $5m bounty on his head, reported the British media.
Country's President Iván Duque also confirmed the development on Twitter.
Como Comandante Supremo de las @FuerzasMilCol, me siento orgulloso del trabajo adelantado en la operación Osiris, un despliegue militar sin precedentes, que demuestra que combatimos a las estructuras criminales de manera frontal y contundente, por el bienestar de los colombianos. pic.twitter.com/lAnA6trbgw— Iván Duque 🇨🇴 (@IvanDuque) October 24, 2021
"This is the biggest blow against drug trafficking in our country this century," he was quoted as saying by BBC.