Colombian drug lord arrested in Texas

The second-in-command of a violent Colombian gang was arrested in Texas this week.

Aderbis Pirela, 29 — one of the highest-ranking leaders of the Los Satanás gang — was arrested in New Braunfels, Texas, on Tuesday. Pirela is wanted in Bogota, Colombia, for ties to at least four murders, extortion and drug trafficking.

Pirela fled Colombia and traveled through Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border to continue his extortion efforts.

He was apprehended by Homeland Security San Antonio in cooperation with state and local authorities, who turned him into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


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