Colombian drug lord El Tio arrested after son ‘tips off police because dad was having an affair with his wife’
8 Jan 2020, 1:19Updated: 8 Jan 2020, 12:29
ONE of the world’s most wanted drug lords has been arrested, reportedly after a tip-off by his son.
At one stage, Colombian Luis del Rio — known as El Tio — was trafficking at least ten tons of cocaine a month to Europe and the US.
Drug kingpin El Tio has been arrested by police after being snitched on by his own son, according to reports
Drug kingpin El Tio has been arrested by police after being snitched on by his own son, according to reportsCredit: Central European News
He was Pablo Escobar’s right-hand man before they became rivals after the drug lord kidnapped El Tio’s daughter when he stole cash.
According to local media, El Tio’s operations expanded following his release and at one point he was trafficking at least 10 tons of cocaine to the US and Europe every month.
He was held in the city of Medellin. It is believed his son snitched because El Tio was having an affair with his wife.
El Tio also had sex with underage girls and police found an altar at his home where he practised black magic, according to reports.
Officials are said to have seized 300 of his properties across Colombia, Mexico and the US in an ongoing operation.
According to local media, the police also arrested one of his alleged partners ‘Jacobo’.
Another gang member called Chepe is understood to have jumped from a third-floor window when he noticed the cops raiding his home.
Reports said that he died while trying to escape.
Two other unnamed suspects were arrested in the Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla, according to reports.
Meanwhile, in Guatemala, a suspect called El Calvo was arrested too.