Friday, September 29, 2023

First Colombian extradited to US for selling fentanyl

“After extensive police cooperation, the first extradition of Colombian citizen Dabinsson Niño Meyer has been carried out by the national government from the city of Bogotá to the United States,” authorities said in a statement.

Niño Meyer must go to the district court in the United States, which has requested his extradition for crimes such as drug trafficking, conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to the investigation, the Colombian was part of a criminal organization whose task was to distribute large quantities of the “zombie” drug worldwide.

In this organization, the captured person apparently played a low-profile role in order to avoid detection by the authorities and to continue to maintain the operation of the illegal enterprise in various parts.

In the same statement, the police said that all the crimes committed by the Colombian were committed in US territory, so he will not face legal proceedings in Colombia.

In addition, local authorities emphasized cooperation with the governments of 194 countries to achieve transnational results in the fight against drugs.

A study conducted by the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) found last week in the United States that overdose deaths from fentanyl in combination with other stimulants increased fifty-fold between 2010 and 2021, i.e. 6% up to 32.2%.

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