Headline | 4/15/2009 12:00:00 AM
One of Colombia’s most wanted drug lords was captured near Medellín
Colombia’s government officially confirmed that Daniel Rendón Herrera, alias Don Mario, was captured in Antioquia province early on Wednesday morning. The operation was led by the head of the National Police, general Óscar Naranjo, and the news was confirmed this morning by the spokesperson of the Colombian presidency. According to local officials and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Don Mario was the most powerful drug baron in Colombia and a main link to the Mexican drug cartels.