Moment Colombian police conquers Dutch ‘most wanted’ fugitive wanted for drug trafficking and murder
Moment when the Colombian police captured Dutch ‘most wanted’ fugitives after being fled for years for drug trafficking and murder
- Said Razzouki was captured by the Colombian authorities on Friday
- The 48-year-old fugitive Moroccan-Dutchman had been on the run since 2018 and is being sought by Dutch officials for drugs, murder and terrorism
- Razzouki reportedly lived in Colombia for six months in an apartment in Sabaneta, Antioquia
- Colombian authorities visited his location with the help of the FBI and DEA
- Allegedly Razzouki sent a large amount of cocaine hydrochloride to Europe through his connections with the Gulf Clan cartel
Said Razzouki, a fugitive Moroccan-Dutchman, was captured by the Colombian authorities on Friday. He wanted to prosecute the Netherlands for drug trafficking, murder and terrorism
This is the moment when law enforcement in Colombia is the most wanted fugitive in the Netherlands accused of charges for drugs, murder and terrorism.
A multinational task force unit led by the Colombian National Police Anti-Drugs Directorate arrested Said Razzouki in an apartment Friday in Sabaneta, a municipality in the Antioquia Department.
With the help of the FBI and DEA, Colombian law enforcement was able to track down the 48-year-old Moroccan-Dutch man.
Authorities say Razzouki used some of the same tactics that Pablo Escobar used to evade imprisonment before he was killed during an operation in 1993.
According to the Colombian network, Razzouki had been hiding in the apartment for at least six months Tele Medellin, and had not been in contact with his family for eight years.
When the authorities raided his third-floor apartment, he reportedly tried to flee through the window, but was shot and detained.
Said Razzouki was caught in an apartment in Sabaneta, Antioquia
Razzouki, who has been wanted since 2018, remained unobtrusive and had not spoken to his family for eight years
Dutch authorities accuse Razzouki, who has been wanted since 2018, of drug trafficking, murder and terrorism.
The Colombia police said that a surveillance unit had been deployed and discovered that Razzouki did not use social media networks or the internet and would only spend a maximum of three hours outside his home. On Friday he visited a local mosque.
“We had to return practically to techniques such as the search block used to locate Pablo Escobar because this person used mechanisms to hide and evade the authorities,” said General Jorge Luis Ramírez, director of the National Anti-Narcotics Directorate.
Ramírez said that Razzouki was linked to Clan del Golfo Cartel [Gulf’s clan] and reportedly large amounts of cocaine hydrochloride have been sent to Europe.
Razzouki was transferred to Bogotá where he received medical treatment.
Razzouki was reportedly the right-hand man of Ridouan Taghi, 41, who had been fleeing for years until his arrest in Dubai in December.
Prosecutors accuse Taghi and Razzouki in the murder of five people, including career criminals and a crime blogger.
Razzouki is currently being held in Bogotá, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound he has sustained while trying to escape through a window from his third-floor apartment