Daily Archives: January 27, 2017

Second Major Narcotics Trafficker Extradited from Colombia for Smuggling Drugs to New York City aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Field Division, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced today the extradition of an alleged Colombian drug trafficker who conspired to smuggle multi-kilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine to New York City aboard the emblematic Royal Spanish Navy training vessel, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, between April and May of 2014.

JORGE ALBERTO SIADO-ALVAREZ (“SIADO”), who arrived in New York from Colombia …