A notorious drug lord wanted in nearly 200 countries has been seized after sneaking out for sex with a Colombian model who then uploaded his photo to Facebook.
Brian Donaciano Olguin Berdugo – better known as ‘Pitt’ – was arrested an apartment complex in the city of Cali in the Colombian department of Valle del Cauca, south west of the capital of Bogota.
Mexican national Berdugo, 39, is said to have arrived in the country in February to broker cocaine deals with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army on behalf of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel.
But after finishing his deals, he travelled to Cali and frequently met with a model, whose name has not been disclosed.+5View gallery
The pair reportedly spent several nights together at a luxury apartment.
Local media said trafficker besotted Berdugo abandoned all security protocols while he was with the model.
She even convinced him to visit the busy tourist spot Cerro de los Cristales where he was photographed in her company.
His fate was sealed when the model uploaded one photo to her Facebook account and agents of the US Drug Enforcement Administration informed the Colombian Anti-Narcotics Police of the suspect’s location.
In addition, security cameras at the Jose Maria Cordova International Airport captured him with another attractive woman, according to reports.
Colombian intelligence officers then began to follow Berdugo and, after nearly two weeks of surveillance, arrested him.
The Sinaloa Cartel (Cartel de Sinaloa – CDS) is also known as the Blood Alliance, and works as a huge international drug trafficking, money laundering and organised crime body operating primarily in the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Baja California, Durango, Sonora and Chihuahua.
It also has presence in Colombia and cities across the US. It is considered to be the most powerful drug trafficking organisation in the western hemisphere by the United States Intelligence Community.
The Sinaloa Cartel (Cartel de Sinaloa – CDS) is also known as the Blood Alliance, and works as a huge international drug trafficking, money laundering and organised crime body operating primarily in the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Baja California, Durango, Sonora and Chihuahua. The Mexican drug lord is being held in custody with an extradition order to the US
The Mexican drug lord is being held in custody with an extradition order to the US.
Lawyers are working to prevent his extradition while the police reportedly claimed they were offered $265,000 (£202,897) as a bribe for his release.
Police spokesperson General Jorge Vargas Valencia said: ‘We believe this result was the most important in terms of capturing Mexican cartel delegates who come to commit drug trafficking crimes with FARC in Cauca.’