Dairo Antonio Usuga, nicknamed "Otoniel", one of Colombia's famous drug lords, has been extradited to the United States.
APA TV reports that the statement came from Colombian President Ivan Duke.
Writing about this on Twitter, the head of state compared Otoniel to the famous Pablo Escobar.
The 50-year-old drug lord, who smuggled between 180 and 200 tons of cocaine, was detained in October last year during a military operation in the state of Antioquia.
In 2009, a New York court promised $ 5 million to replace him.