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One of Colombia's most wanted drug lords captured in Venezuela

Wilmer Ignacio Guerrero Ibáñez, one of Colombia’s most wanted drug traffickers, was captured by Venezuelan authorities in the tourist town of Tucacas (251 kilometers west of Caracas), Falcón state. 

The announcement was made by the Minister of the Interior and Justice, Tareck El Aissami, during a press conference this Thursday; after he attended the First Seminar on Basic Principles of Penal Rights and Criminology; which took place in Regional Command Nº 5 of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB).

Colombian Guerrero Ibáñez is one of Colombia’s most wanted drug lords. The Colombian authorities have already been informed about his capture, said El Aissami. 

Likewise, he said that with this new capture, the number captured of drug lords totals 6 this year.  “Once again we demonstrate through our work the operational effectiveness of our Bolivarian National Armed Forces, the GNB and all the intelligence and investigation bodies, such as the National Anti-drug Office,” he added.

Venezuelan authorities make drug seizure

Minister El Aissami explained that 130 kilos of alleged heroine were seized in Nueva Esparta state. The seizure was made by officers of the Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services (DISIP), who carried out the capture during the raid.

They also seized 550 kilos of alleged marijuana in the port of Puerto Cabello, Carabobo state. The seizure, commanded by police commissioner Wilmer Flores Trossel, was made by officers of the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigation Department (CICPC).

Venezolana de Televisión, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States / May 21, 2009

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