Colombia’s Supreme Court has approved the extradition of the leader of the country’s largest gang to the US.
Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel, led the Gulf Clan cartel and is wanted in the US on drug trafficking charges.
His capture in October, compared to the fall of Pablo Escobar by President Ivan Duque, ended a seven-year manhunt.
The court’s decision, announced on Twitter, ends attempts by Otoniel’s lawyers to halt his extradition.
Colombia’s Justice Minister Wilson Ruiz had pledged to extradite Otoniel to the US after his capture last year, and Justice Department officials in Washington made a formal request in November. END