Togo sends Solano Cortez Jorge to US

16/01/2009
Togo sends Solano Cortez Jorge to US

Togo has agreed to extradite to the U.S. an alleged druglord from Colombia who was arrested trying to smuggle hundreds of pounds (kilograms) of cocaine through this West African nation last year.

The government said in a statement broadcast on state television late Thursday that the U.S. had requested Solano Cortez Jorge be brought to the U.S. to face trial on charges of trafficking drugs through numerous countries.Jorge was arrested by Togo's Anti-Drugs Narcotics Control Squad in October with seven other Colombians. The group was found with 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms) kilograms of cocaine near the seaport in the capital, Lome.

The statement said Jorge is believed to be the head of an international gang of Colombian traffickers who intended to use an airport in northern Togo as a transit point for smuggling cocaine to Europe.

The statement said nationals from Costa Rica, South Africa, Ghana and Togo had been working with the Colombians.

West Africa has increasingly become a transit point for drugs headed to Europe in recent years. Cocaine, mostly from Colombia, is brought on small planes and dropped on islands off the little-policed Atlantic Ocean coast, then distributed to couriers who carry it into Europe.

 

Commentaires

Loading comments ...

Loading comments ...

IL NE FALLAIT PAS MANQUER

Le Togo se mobilise en faveur des sinistrés

Cédéao

Faure Gnassingbé a effectué jeudi une visite de quelques heures en Sierra-Leone pour évaluer l’ampleur des dégâts.

PPAAO : nouvel appui de la Banque mondiale

Coopération

La Banque mondiale a accordé un financement additionnel pour l'amélioration de la productivité agricole au Togo.

L'heure est à la clarification

Social

Les employeurs rechignent à offrir à leur personnel une protection sociale digne de ce nom. Pourtant les textes sont précis.

Fraude avérée selon la FTF

Sport

En mai dernier, un match de D1 opposant Gbikinti de Bassar et Maranatha s’était soldé sur un score de 11 à 0 !