Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This Colombian drug lord – sentenced to prison in the United States – and known as ‘The Lord of Chainsaw’ for allegedly cutting up his victims has been arrested in Spain.
Convicted Colombian drug leader Wenceslao Caicedo, also known as “El Pablo Escobar de Buenaventura” (The Pablo Escobar of Buenaventura) as he came from the city of Buenaventura in the Valle del Cauca department on the western Pacific coast of Colombia, was arrested in the city of Valencia in the south-eastern Spanish autonomous community with the same name.
According to the Organised Crime and Drugs Unit of the Spanish National Police (UDYCO), he had been carrying out activities related to drug trafficking in Valencia where he moved after he served a 14-year prison sentence in the United States.
Caicedo was reportedly arrested in the neighbourhood of Benferri in Valencia in a property on Safor Street where a neighbour told local reporters that “there were a lot of policemen with guns and an assault van with the UPR (Police Prevention and Response Unit)”.
Another neighbour added to local reporters: “We do not know what he did, but it is said he is very dangerous, we cannot believe he lived here.”
According to the local media, the convicted criminal was arrested as part of an investigation which saw Spanish Police search different properties and found cocaine in Valencia, the Spanish capital Madrid and La Pobla de Vallbona, a town in the province of Valencia.
Wenceslao was arrested in 2005 in Ecuador accused of building a drug trafficking network to smuggle cocaine in boats into the United States in the 1990s. He was found guilty of smuggling drugs and weapons into the United States.
The Colombian drug dealer was also known as “El Senor del Hacha” (The Lord of the Axe) and “El Señor de la Motosierra” (The Lord of the Chainsaw) as he would allegedly use these tools to violently kill and quarter his enemies.