The Washington Times

July 11, 2004

Alleged Columbian drug lord caught in Cuba

Santafe de Bogota, Colombia, Jul. 10 (UPI) -- Colombian police said Saturday one of the country's most notorious alleged drug-traffickers was captured in Cuba.

Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante, who is also wanted by the United States, was arrested after entering Cuba on a false Venezuelan passport, police said.

Gomez Bustamante is the alleged head of the Cali-based Norte del Valle gang that is suspected of smuggling some $10 billion worth of cocaine into the United States.

U.S. officials had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture.