Argentina extradites Colombia ‘drug lord’ Lopez Londono to US

BBCA man suspected of being one of Colombia’s most notorious drug dealers has been extradited from Argentina to the US. Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, known as Mi Sangre (My Blood), is believed to be the head of the Urabenos gang, which operates in northern Colombia.

He was arrested in Argentina in 2012 and is wanted in the US on drug smuggling and conspiracy charges. Police said he held passports from seven countries to evade capture. Argentine officials said that Mr Lopez Londono, 45, was taken by helicopter from a prison near the Argentine capital Buenos Aires to a nearby airport where he was put on a plane to the US on Thursday. …

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