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.

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  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

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Ah, los capos and their nicknames…

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