In Colombia, Fausto Palacios, the leader of one of the gangs of the Gulf Clan drug cartel, was identified and detained, said Minister of Defense of the Republic, Diego Molano.
The leader of the Gulf Clan, nicknamed Damned Patrick, was caught. This is one of the most wanted criminals in the department of Sucre, the head of the department wrote on his Twitter account.
The detainee is charged with drug trafficking, extortion and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Palacios previously led the Manuel José Gaitán gang and only joined the Gulf Clan in 2012.
This group is the largest Colombian drug cartel, it was formed after the dissolution of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia in 2006. Many militants joined the Clan.