Whack-A-Mole in International Drug Traffic
Reputed Cocaine Boss Arrested in Colombia Diego Montoya, on FBI's Most Wanted List, to Be Extradited to U.S., Officials Say
By Juan Forero Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, September 11, 2007; A13
BOGOTA, Colombia, Sept. 10 -- A reputed cocaine kingpin who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list was captured Monday in an army operation that government officials hailed as a major blow against drug trafficking in this Andean country.
A special forces unit, working with federal prosecutors, arrested Diego Montoya at a farm in the Norte del Valle, a region of mountains and hamlets that is home to the drug cartel of the same name. Montoya, who American officials say has trafficked hundreds of tons of cocaine to the United States and Europe, will be extradited to Miami, according to Colombian and U.S. officials.
Which will do not a thing in reducing cocaine shipments, but simply elevate the next guy in the organiza…