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Ringleader of Kompanio Bello drug cartel nabbed in Istanbul


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Published November 10,2023


Dritan Rexhepi, the ringleader of the Kompanio Bello drug cartel, who was wished with a purple discover, was nabbed in a drug raid in Istanbul, the Turkish inside minister mentioned on Friday.

Rexhepi was being sought by authorities in Italy and Albania for prices together with “intentional homicide, drug trafficking, kidnapping, deprivation of liberty, forging travel documents, and (illegally) providing weapons and ammunition,” Ali Yerlikaya mentioned on X.

Rexhepi had been positioned underneath worldwide surveillance by safety forces and entered Türkiye via Istanbul Airport with a Colombian passport underneath the alias Benjamin Omar Perez Garcia.

The cartel chief was discovered due to intelligence sharing with the Italian police after which was apprehended throughout an operation in Istanbul’s Beylikdüzü district.

The Kompanio Bello community is understood to be an enormous participant in drug smuggling from South America to Europe.

Since taking workplace this June, Yerlikaya has burdened stronger efforts to combat organized crime in Türkiye.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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