It’s called the “balloon effect” – as Colombia and Mexico put the squeeze on drug cartels at their ends, the bad guys flow to the area of least resistance, Central America. Image for illustrative purposes
TODAY COLOMBIA (AFP) BOGOTA – Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia’s dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors said Saturday.
The suspects — 12 adults and three minors — were arrested in the northwestern town of Docordo, in the Choco region, the national organized crime prosecutor’s office said.
The group is alleged to have kidnapped brothers Damiro Cardenas Victoria and Anselmo Cardenas Victoria whose bodies were found April 19.
The adults are being held pending trial, and the minors were handed over to family and children’s authorities.
Meanwhile, police shot dead “el Zorro,”