The Petro government confirmed the extradition to the US of Álvaro Córdoba, brother of Senator Piedad Córdoba

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Álvaro Fredy Córdoba, brother of Piedad Córdoba, was detained by the authorities.  Photo: Facebook - Álvaro Córdoba
Álvaro Fredy Córdoba, brother of Piedad Córdoba, was detained by the authorities. Photo: Facebook – Álvaro Córdoba

On the morning of this Wednesday, November 23, the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, signed the extradition to US soil, for the crimes of drug trafficking, against Alvaro Cordoba, brother of the Congressman Piedad Córdoba, militant of the Historical Pact, the government bench.

The president’s decision was made after the signed an appeal for reversal filed by the legal team of Córdoba. With this, it is official: the relative of the controversial senator will pay for her crimes from a cUnited States jail.

“Confirm Executive Resolution No. 196 of September 7, 2022, through which the extradition of the Colombian citizen Álvaro Córdoba was granted to the United States of America, in accordance with the provisions of the motivational part of this resolution.” , reads the text signed by the head of state.

President Petro confirmed the extradition to the US of Álvaro Córdoba
President Petro confirmed the extradition to the US of Álvaro Córdoba

The subject, who is currently in custody in the La Picota prison, south of Bogotá, could be retained in the next hours or days by agents of the FUS public force. The defense of the man, a native of Antioquia, asked that the Government retract the sentence against his client; However the Ministry of Justice did not support the initiative and decided that, in effect, Córdoba will go to a New York jail with the permission of the President.

“It was complied with full observance and compliance with due process, which has the prior and favorable concept of the Supreme Court of Justice and that with this appeal no new elements of judgment were provided that lead, to vary the initial decision, the Government Nacional, by virtue of the power that assists it, will confirm in all its parts Executive Resolution No. 196 of September 7, 2022,” the sentence adds.

Piedad Córdoba on his return to the Senate defended his brother Álvaro Córdoba
Piedad Córdoba on his return to the Senate defended his brother Álvaro Córdoba

The sentence against Córdoba, syndicated by concert for import narcotics into the United States, as well as for illicit drug trafficking, firearms and crime concert, It occurs after the innumerable attempts of his defense so that this measure is not made effective against him.

At the time, the lawyer Ludy Valentina Santiago, who is part of the representatives defending Álvaro Córdoba, indicated that with “the procedures that have been carried out, at the discretion of the work team, violate the principle of legality” and argued that even though the extradition treaty is in force, “it cannot be applied because there is no law that incorporates it into the internal order”.

Following this, he stated that the defense is waiting for President Petro’s decision. They also wanted it to be “meticulous and detailed” in accordance with the provisions of the law. Well, that request was answered in the last hours and, in effect, there is no longer any power that is worth preventing the brother of the former presidential candidate from arriving in the North American country to serve his sentence.

Álvaro Fredy Córdoba, brother of Piedad Córdoba, was detained by the authorities.  Photo: Facebook - Álvaro Córdoba
Álvaro Fredy Córdoba, brother of Piedad Córdoba, was detained by the authorities. Photo: Facebook – Álvaro Córdoba

We must remember the beginning of the end of Córdoba’s criminal career occurred in August 2021, when he, an accomplice of his, who is also in custody, unknowingly met with an undercover DEA agent. In said meeting, which was recorded, Córdoba Ruíz was happy about the possibility of mobilizing 3,000 kilograms of cocaine per month, between Colombia, Mexico and the United States, having as final destination the city of New York.

A month later, one of Córdoba Ruíz’s partners said that his supply sources were able and willing to produce 8,000 kilograms of the narcotic every four months and its mobilization would generate profits of up to $1,000,000 dollars.

In December the business was closed and in Medellín a bag containing $15,000 dollars, which corresponded to money that the senator’s brother and one of his associates obtained after helping to transfer five kilograms of cocaine. Finally, they were captured by the Colombian authorities.

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