Colombian Police Arrest Notorious Peruvian Druglord

Colombian Police Arrest Notorious Peruvian Druglord © REUTERS/ Tomas Bravo

13:40 01.05.2016(updated 14:15 01.05.2016) Get short URL
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Colombian police have managed to arrest one of the main Peruvian criminal authorities “the Snail”, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Colombian law enforcement arrested one of the main Peruvian criminal authorities, Gerson Galvez Calle nicknamed Caracol (the Snail), Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

Gavez Calle was reportedly arrested late on Saturday in a restaurant in the city of Medellin in Western Colombia.

“Congratulations @PoliciaColombia for capturing in Medellin Peru’s ‘Caracol,’ one of the most feared drug lords in the region,” the Colombian leader said on Twitter.

​Peruvian authorities have compared Gaves Calle to infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, referring to him as “the new El Chapo.”

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