Colombian drug trafficker nabbed at father-in-law’s funeral

April 8th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Bogota, April 8 (EFE) A suspected drug trafficker was arrested in the Colombian city of Cali while attending his father-in-law’s funeral, the police said.
Gennie Alberto Moreno Valencia was arrested Monday on murder, criminal conspiracy, arms possession and other charges.

Valencia, 29, was the main individual responsible for “drug trafficking activities and for smuggling large quantities of drugs into Central America and the US”, police said.

The suspect’s name was on the list of most-wanted drug traffickers in Colombia and he was linked to two shipments of some 10 tonnes of cocaine seized recently.

Valencia reported directly to Diego Perez Henao, one of the leaders of the Norte del Valle drug cartel, the police said.

The Norte del Valle cartel, considered one of the largest drug trafficking organisations in the world, has been accused of smuggling hundreds of tonnes of cocaine into the US via Mexico.

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