Top Colombian drug lord ‘Crazy Barrera’ captured in Venezuela.

Image: Reuters One of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers, Daniel…

Image: Reuters

One of Colombia’s most wanted drug traffickers, Daniel Barrera – known as “Crazy Barrera”, was captured in neighboring Venezuela on Tuesday with the help of Caracas as well as British and U.S. intelligence agencies, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

Authorities in Colombia, one of the world’s top cocaine producers, had been closing in on Daniel Barrera – known as “Crazy Barrera” – in recent weeks, arresting 36 members of his gang and seizing five tonnes of the drug and 21 aircraft.

He had a $5 million bounty on his head from the United States and $2.7 million from the Colombian government.

Source: Jack Kimball for Reuters.

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