The Democratic Center denied that Dabinsson Niño Meyer, the first Colombian extradited to the United States in connection with a fentanyl sales case, denied that the citizen wanted by the judiciary of the North American country is a militant of that community.
“Citizen DABINSSON NIÑO MEYER, identified with Citizenship Card No. 91,526,622, is NOT included in the unique identification and registration system for members of the Democratic Center Party,” the party clarified.
The municipality also denied that Niño Meyer was the political coordinator of this party in the department of Santander. “In this sense, Mr. NIÑO MEYER has never been a member of the Democratic Center and has not served on any executive board of the party,” they said in a statement.
For the first time, Colombia extradited a Bumanguese citizen to the United States for distributing fentanyl in the states of Pennsylvania and New York between 2017 and 2019. This was confirmed by the state police on Monday, September 18th.
“After extensive police cooperation, the first extradition of Colombian citizen Dabinsson Niño Meyer was carried out by the national government from the city of Bogotá to the United States,” the institution explained in a statement.
For three years, Niño Meyer and his organization were responsible for the distribution of large quantities of fentanyl in the United States, the country most affected by the emergence of this drug.
The 39-year-old prisoner must answer in the United States for the crimes of drug trafficking, distribution and possession of fentanyl, which were the tasks of all members of this organization.
The man was arrested last year by Colombian police in a rural area of the municipality of Acacías, Meta department, for extradition purposes.