Columbian Hitman Who Killed 100 People Arrested in Madrid

Crime boss arrested in Madrid. Image: National Police

The crime gang had drug trafficking operations in Europe, South America, Panama, the United States, Mexico and Cape Verde.

THE Spanish police have arrested a hitman wanted in Colombia for more than 100 murders in Madrid.

The killer had two international arrest warrants on him for the murders, including the killing of his mother-in-law in the Colombian city of Pereira in a possible act of revenge for the theft of money from his criminal organisation, the General Directorate of the Police reported this Friday.

Known by the alias of ‘Nene’, the detainee is considered in Colombia as the leader of the La Cordillera gang, the General Directorate of the Police reported May 28.

The crime gang had drug trafficking operations in Europe, South America, Panama, the United States, Mexico and Cape Verde.

He was arrested by the Spanish National Police in collaboration with their Colombian counterparts and Interpol.

Nene entered Spain in 2015 with the intention of setting up several branches of the La Cordillera organisation in Spain, Belgium and France.

Investigations began when the Colombian authorities issued two notifications for the location and arrest of the fugitive for crimes including murder, conspiracy to commit a crime, and the manufacturing, trafficking and possession of firearms and ammunition.

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Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.


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