Alleged Dominican drug kingpin arrested in Colombia moments before 'he planned to fly to Panama'

Mail Online | 12/2/2019 | Associated Press
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A Dominican man, who was listed on the FBI's most wanted list, was arrested Monday in Colombia.

César Emilio Peralta was taken into custody by the police in Bocagrande, an exclusive neighborhood in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena.

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Peralta, 44, was reportedly planning on flying to Panama to continue to evade capture before authorities barged into an apartment and apprehended him, according to General Henry Sanabria, commander of the Cartagena Police.

He was accompanied by a group of people, who according to Sanabria, did not have outstanding arrest warrants.

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'We established through a coordinated work with the Prosecutor's Office of Colombia, DEA, the FBI and the Dominican Republic Police that Peralta had been in Cartagena for a couple of days and that in the next few hours he would travel to Panama, so we had to act promptly to prevent its escape,' Sanabria said.

The FBI offered a reward of $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

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An indictment was issued November 2018 through the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, charging Peralta with conspiracy to import cocaine, heroin and distribution of cocaine.

Peralta allegedly rose to become the leader of one of the Dominican Republic's largest drug trafficking organizations.

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Authorities in Puerto Rico said Peralta broke into the narco business in 1997

Peralta was arrested on several occasions and was accused of cocaine possession in the Dominican Republic.

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He was busted with at least four kilos of cocaine in 2000 in Santo Domingo and a year later was nabbed with 12 kilos of cocaine. He was again captured in in 2007 and accused of picking up a cocaine shipment that was tossed for an...
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