Gerson Galvez, the main drug lord in Peru, was arrested Saturday, April 30 Medellin in northwestern Colombia.
Wanted by Interpol and considered the “new El Chapo Guzman Latin America” (Baron Mexican drug arrested in January), Galvez was arrested by police in a restaurant in Medellin, said the Colombian Ministry of defense.
Nicknamed “Caracol” (snail), Gerson Galvez was wanted in his country for “homicide, association conspiracy and drug trafficking “. The Peruvian authorities were offering 500,000 land (133 000) reward for his capture. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos congratulated on Twitter National Police for the arrest of “one of the most formidable leaders of the region” .
Felicitaciones por @PoliciaColombia captured in the Medellín del peruano “Caracol”, uno de los más temibles capos of the región
– JuanManSantos (@Juan Manuel Santos)