‘Drug lord’s millions’ seized in Colombia house raid

October 5, 2010 04:42

Colombian police have found $29m (£18m; 21m euros) and 17m euros from suspected drug payments in a house in Bogota.

BBC News


The money is believed to be drug payments from Mexican cartels to Colombia’s top drug trafficker, Daniel “The Madman” Barrera.

It brings to $140m the total of cash seized in just more than a month.

Intelligence sources told the BBC they believe Mr Barrera is in Venezuela, beyond the reach of both Colombian and US authorities.

The money is believed to be payment from Mexican cartels for multi-ton consignments of cocaine sent by Mr Barrera, Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker, for whom the US is offering a $5m reward.


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