BOGOTA (AFP) - The "finance leader" and brother of the pinnacle of Colombia’s pinnacle drug gang turned into captured Thursday, the country’s president stated, with a central authority assertion accusing him of manufacturing and trafficking narcotics.

Carlos Mario Usuga, whose brother Dairo Antonio Usuga heads the clan del Golfo gang, became captured in an "impeccable intelligence operation" among the police and the army, President Ivan Duque stated.

Duque stated that Carlos changed into Dairo’s "major trusted guy... Who managed the budget of the drug trafficking shape, perhaps the biggest within the u . S . A .."

america has provided a reward of five million dollars for Dairo Antonio Usuga, who's Colombia’s maximum-wanted guy.

the gang became fashioned through former individuals of proper-wing paramilitary groups which had been disbanded between 2003 and 2006, according to government.

military assets estimate that the crowd had 1,500 participants as of can also 2019, down from around 4,000, after the authorities released an offensive in opposition to it four years ago.

Colombia is the sector’s biggest producer of cocaine, a good deal of that is destined for the moneymaking US market.