(Aliases: “Elcompadre”, “Villagran”, “Francisco”)
Date of Birth: March 14, 1965
Place of Birth: Guatemala
Otto Roberto Herrera-Garcia, a Guatemalan national, was the leader of a drug trafficking organization responsible for bringing more than 18 metric tons of cocaine from Colombia, through Central America and Mexico, into the United States since 1998. In 2001, alone, his organization moved approximately 12 metric tons of cocaine, and may have the ability to smuggle as much as 2 tons of cocaine into the United States each month. Herrera-Garcia’s trafficking organization is very violent – known to have murdered suspected informants, including one who sustained 18 gunshot wounds.
In January 2004, the U.S. Department of State offered a reward of up to $2 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Otto Herrera-Garcia.
On April 21, 2004, U.S. DEA Federal fugitive Otto Roberto Herrera-Garcia, was arrested in Mexico City, Mexico pursuant to joint efforts by DEA and Mexican Authorities. However, on May 13, 2005, a Mexican Law Enforcement Authority reported the escape of Otto Roberto Herrera-Garcia from Reclusorio Sur Prison facility, which is located in Mexico City.
In June, 2007, Otto Roberto Herrera-Garcia was arrested in Colombia.