Colombia says the Cuban government has arrested Luis Hernando Bustemante, an alleged leader of Colombia’s largest drug cartel.
Colombia’s police chief, General Jorge Daniel Castro, said Friday that Cuban officials informed Bogota that Mr. Bustemante was arrested last week. He added that the suspect entered Cuba using a forged Venezuelan passport.
The police chief said that Cuba and Colombia are negotiating the extradition of Mr. Bustemante, who is also wanted in the United States.
The alleged cocaine kingpin, also known by his alias “Rasguno”, is said to be among the top leaders of the Norte de Valle—one of the biggest cocaine exporting organizations and a major supplier to the United States.