Most-Wanted Colombian Narco-Trafficker Trafficker Indicted


News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. April 14, 2011: A man U.S. federal prosecutors claim is the “most-wanted Colombian narco-trafficker” has been indicted in Florida.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, announced the March 11, 2011 indictment of Danilo Bustos Suarez, 47, Wednesday.

The indictment alleges that from December 2003 until the present, Bustos Suarez conspired to manufacture and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine knowing that the cocaine would be unlawfully imported into the United States. The United States will seek Bustos’ extradition from Colombia to the United States.

Last March, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Bustos Suarez as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker associated with most-wanted Colombian narco-trafficker Daniel Barrera-Barrera, a.k.a. El Loco Barrera. Bustos Suarez was captured by Colombian authorities in 2009 and charged with, among other things, drug trafficking.

“International drug traffickers can no longer seek refuge behind jurisdictional barriers. The outstanding cooperation among international law enforcement agencies and governments leaves no place to hide for those who engage in the drug trade,” said United States Attorney Wifredo Ferrer. “We will continue to use our resources to pursue and prosecute narcotics traffickers to the fullest extent possible.”

The indictment of Bustos Suarez is the result of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) led by DEA.

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