Colombian drug trafficker captured in Venezuela

Telegraph:
Colombian authorities said that Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, also known as 'Valenciano', was captured on Sunday, information that was later confirmed by Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian president.
The US had offered a $5 million (£3.2 million) reward for information leading to the arrest of Bonilla, who was also on Colombia's most-wanted list.
"He's one of the most recognised drug traffickers, who has caused terrible damage to our country," Mr Santos told Hugo Chavez, hisVenezuelan counterpart, who he was visiting, saying his capture "had become truly a very high-value objective" for Colombian authorities.
"We know that your people, your authorities ... were after this individual for some time, and look how God is on our side, the coincidence that last night you captured him and today we can give this magnificent news," Mr Santos said.
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Chavez called the arrest a "coincidence."  I suspect he has been operating in Venezuela for some time.  It is possible that someone in the Venezuelan military or law enforcement was on his payroll.

His capture is good news for Colombia and for the US.  Perhaps he will provide information on others in his organization.

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