One of Colombias most-wanted drug traffickers with alleged ties to a narco-terrorist organization has been charged in Miami along with two other high-level partners, U.S. authorities said Monday.
Daniel Barrera-Barrera, indicted in Miami on cocaine-smuggling conspiracy charges, operates mainly in the eastern part of Colombia between Bogota and the Venezuelan border. There, he maintains a partnership with the U.S.-designated terrorist group known as the FARC, composed of leftist guerrillas who allegedly play a major part in Colombias drug trade.
The Colombian government has offered a $2.7 million reward for information leading to the capture of the defendant, aka Loco Barrera, who remains at large.
In March, the Treasury Department designated Barrera-Barrera, 42, as a specially designated narcotics trafficker, because of his significant role in the international drug trade.
In Miami, Barrera-Barrerra was charged with two brothers, Javier Fernandez-Barrero, 43, and Orlando Fernandez-Barrero, 45, who are known as Los Gorditos. They are in custody awaiting extradition to Miami.
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