Drug lord "Crazy" Barrera deported to Colombia
Barrera was deported along with drug-traffickers Jorge Milton Cifuentes and Eduardo Mejía, wanted by Interpol, the Minister of the Interior and Justice said
Reverol said that Barrera is "one of the most wanted men worldwide." He was captured on September 18 by officials of the National Guard and Venezuela's National Anti-Drug Office (ONA) in Venezuela. At the moment of his detention, Barrera carried a fake Colombian passport.
He was captured after operations conducted by 15 intelligence teams deployed across five Venezuelan states.
Barrera was expected to be picked up by a Colombian police aircraft at Venezuela's international airport Simón Bolívar.
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.