• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Subscribe
  • RSS

US Seeks Extradition of Mi Sangre

Via the BBC:  US requests Colombia Urabenos ‘gang leader’ extradition

Prosecutors in the United States have requested the extradition of one of Colombia’s most wanted drug dealers, detained two months ago in Argentina.

Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono, known as Mi Sangre or My Blood, is the alleged leader of the Urabenos gang, which operates in northern Colombia.

Ah, los capos and their nicknames…

And I found this mildly amusing (emphasis mine):

Lopez entered Argentina with a false passport, police said.

The 41-year-old Colombian posed as a Venezuelan businessman, travelling for work.

He was arrested with his wife and 10 bodyguards in Buenos Aires on 30 October.

Henry Lopez insists that he has been the victim of "a plot".

I am fairly certain the “plot” in question has to do with breaking US law, but I am not a lawyer.

Related Posts:

About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. ratufa says:

    Maybe he can work out an agreement with the US government to just admit wrongdoing and pay a fine. After all, that works for the banks that launder his money

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Ah, los capos and their nicknamesā€¦

    Somehow or other, I picked up the nickname of “el Ogro” in Mexico. I can’t imagine how….

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0