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Tag: Ana Margarita Duran

DEA Discloses Plot By Drug Lord to Kill Top Anti-Drug Enforcer in Colombia

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

These days the lion’s share of news involving drug cartel violence seems to focus on  Mexico. But the problem hasn’t exactly vanished in Colombia.

The publication Colombia Reports wrote that the DEA has uncovered a plot to assassinate Ana Margarita Duran, head of Colombia’s drug control agency UNAIM. The report cited a story on La F.M. radio Tuesday. Colombia authorities said they were taken action to protect Duran.

Colombia Reports reported that sources told the DEA that the plot was orchestrated by Colombia drug lord Daniel “Loco” Barrera. The publication reported that a source, who was supposed to partake in the plot, disclosed the information to the DEA.

The publication described the plot as a “$500,000 assassination plan” and that criminals had allegedly been tailing the head of the anti-narcotics unit, compiling information on her daily routine. The money was to cover travel, hotel, weapons and vehicles.

Colombia Reports reported that in recent weeks, the anti-drug unit had captured some of the drug organization’s relatives and high-level players and seized about $3 million in goods.

Colombian authorities have offered an award of up to $2.7 million for information leading to the capture of Barrera, the publication wrote.