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Colombia drug baron Barrera captured in Venezuela

One of Colombia's most notorious drug traffickers has been captured in Venezuela.

Daniel Barrera, known as "Crazy Barrera", was captured in San Cristobal across the border from Colombia with the help of Venezuelan, British and US intelligence agencies.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told gathered media "the last of the big kingpins has fallen".

The government has also released footage of a police operation which apparently led to members of Barrera's cartel being arrested.

  • 19 Sep 2012
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