• Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Colombia, Otoniel arrest, Gratteri: “Little changes, drugs are abundant in the world”


Oct 26, 2021

“There are no contacts between Dairo Antonio Usuga and the ‘Ndrangheta, but from a substantial point of view nothing changes. History teaches us that, once a trafficker is arrested, there are ten ready to take his place, or at least, if it goes badly. , there is his wife or partner. So on the level of drug trafficking he changes little “. Thus to Adnkronos the head of the DDA of Catanzaro, Nicola Gratteri, commenting on the arrest of the most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia, Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias ‘Otoniel’, head of the Gulf ‘cartel’. “Of course – observes Gratteri -, these are people of international scope, and one is not the same as the other, but at the most it can initially slow down the wholesale traffic a little, but in terms of retail consumption, the arrival at detail of cocaine, there are no repercussions, because there are large deposits of cocaine both in Europe and in Italy ready to be sold “. And in fact, underlines the chief prosecutor of Catanzaro, “when Pablo Escobar was arrested, the trafficking of cocaine and the arrival of drugs in Europe did not stop, there was not even a problem of price increases, many are the deposits and abundance of drugs in the world “. Therefore, even from the perspective of Calabrian organized crime, concludes Gratteri, “the arrest of Dairo Antonio Usuga changes little, almost nothing”.