Diego Perez-Henao (Captured)

ALIASES: Diego Rastrojo
DOB: April 7, 1971
POB: Bolivar, Valle de Cauca, Colombia

Diego Perez-Henao is the leader of the criminal group “Los Rastrojos” and a former founding member of the Norte Valle Cartel. Perez-Henao operates his drug-trafficking organization (DTO) throughout the Norte Valle region, as well as the Pacific coastal regions of western Colombia. He is believed to be the main source of supply for numerous multi-ton loads of cocaine smuggled into the United States, owning and coordinating airborne and maritime cocaine shipments destined for the United States through Venezuela to Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

Perez-Henao is believed to have organized and armed the paramilitary group known as “Los Rastrojos,” a vast network of heavily armed trafficking groups that provide security to cocaine trafficking activities and conduct extortion throughout Colombia, and Perez-Henao has been linked to kidnappings, tortures and assassinations in Colombia, Venezuela, and Panama.

Perez-Henao was indicted in 2011 in the Southern District of Florida for Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Cocaine.

The U.S. Department of State is currently offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of DIEGO PEREZ-HENAO.

U.S. Department of State

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