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Julio Alberto Lozano, accused by Colombian authorities of being one of the hemisphere's most important drug traffickers, has surrendered himself to U.S. authorities, the Colombian police said. According to national police director General Oscar Naranjo, Lozano is part of the "executive board of directors" of an international drug trafficking and money laundering network that supersedes the Colombian drug trafficking organizations of "Cuchillo" and "El Loco Barrera," as well as the Mexican Sinaloa cartel and the organization of Hector Beltran Leyva. A second member of this board of directors, Luis Agustin Caicedo, was arrested in Argentina. Read Full Article.
A nice increase in drug kingpins being arrested or otherwise take out of commission. I wish I could be optimistic for the region, but for now I'll have to take a wait-and-see approach.