Colombian forces caught accused Gulf Clan leader Dairo Antonio Usuga, known as Otoniel, last month after a 7-year search.

Colombia has said it received a formal request from the United States to extradite accused drug kingpin Dairo Antonio Usuga, known as Otoniel.

The 50-year-old alleged leader of the Gulf Clan was captured by Colombia’s armed forces late last month, ending a seven-year search.

Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Thursday that “administrative procedures” related to the extradition “have already been carried out by the ministry of justice and the foreign ministry and yesterday the request was sent to the Supreme Court of Justice”.

Duque said he spoke with Supreme Court President Luis Antonio Hernandez to ask that the matter be dealt with quickly.

Otoniel is accused

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