Arrested a Colombian drug dealer

Elkin Alberto Pinto Piñeros captured

An important drug dealer arrest weakens the drug trafficking trade in Colombia

The Colombian policemen captured the leader of an international drug trafficking net, Elkin Alberto Pinto Piñeros, last 29th of February in order to be extradited to Italy where he has a 20-years condemn.

Elkin Alberto Pinto was arrested in a supermarket of Kennedy, a village near to Bogotá, the Colombian capital. International issues office researchers of the General Fiscally headed the mission against the drug dealer.

According to the national police office of Cundinamarca, a Colombian region, the Interpol, that stands for International Criminal Police Organization, was another organism which had ordered an arrest warrant through a red notice so, his detention was mandatory.

This international warrant for search and arrest was emitted in order to extradite Elkin Alberto Pinto to Italy. There he must serve a 20-years condemn for drug trafficking crimes. Pinto was the main leader of a drug trafficking organization which carried out big cocaine amounts sendings. The drug dealer carried out missions which consisted in transport cocaine from Colombia to Italy via Spain.

In order to achieve its goals, the 37-years Colombian drug dealer was associated to an Italian drug dealer who was captured in 2007. They both coordinated the drug transports by maritime ways in Italy to Rome, Napoli and Bari.

The Elkin Alberto Pinto detention means a new coup to drug trafficking in Colombia but this is not the end of a war that seems haven’t got an end. The struggle against drug in Colombia is an issue which has become an international problem.

Colombia is still the first drug provider in United States (at least a 95,5% of the cocaine in U.S. has been cultivated in Colombia) According to a research published by the State Department of the United States government, although the achieved progress in drug fight matter, Colombia constitutes one of the biggest cocaine providers of the whole world.

The Justice Department carries out a program in charge of shape this report. In order to obtain the necessary data, they get samples of confiscated drug. The same report informs us of the disappearance of more than 135,000 hectares of cocaine crops last year. Although this positive information, Colombian drug dealers are still very actives. They continue producing heroin and marihuana to sell in the national market or in the nearest regions markets.

The U.S. body, the Justice Department, notes some progress against drug dealers and the improvement of the Colombian institutionalism. However, at the same time, they confirm the strengthening of some kind of criminal groups which have adapted to the circumstances in different ways. Alliances between criminal gangs and guerrilla fronts have take place for example.

According to the State Department, almost 120 defendant with drug trafficking were extradited to United States and the cocaine crops were reduced in 2011 in a 14 per cent with regard the year before. The same report recognizes the progress in this matter during the Juan Manuel Santos mandate is notable but this advancement is still vulnerable to decline.


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