One of the Most Wanted Hit Men in Colombia was Hiding in Lanzarote


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An operation led by agents of the National Police from Madrid found Jesús Alejandro Ramírez Valencia, one of the most wanted hitmen in Colombia and who is accused of up to 13 homicides, at dawn yesterday. The captured took refuge in a house in the Argana Alta neighbourhood, in Arrecife.

The capture took place around four in the morning when more than a dozen agents from the Fugitive Location Group of the General Police Station of the Judicial Police and the Special Operational Security Group (GOAS) entered a house in the suburb of Lanzarote.

Upon confirming that it was this person, the National Police proceeded to arrest him and in the next few hours they will proceed to transfer him to Madrid to make him available to the National Court, which will determine whether he is extradited to his country.

Already in May of last year, the Drug and Organized Crime Unit (Udyco) of the National Police arrested Colombian hitman Andrés Zuluaga Celemín, better known as El Nene, a 36-year-old Colombian who is accused of more than a hundred homicides, including that of his mother-in-law.

The Spanish National Police leads in Europe with the number of arrests of fugitives and the Italian police force have copied the model.