The Colombian Foreign Ministry acknowledged this Wednesday that it has not formally requested the extradition of former paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso, who was sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in the United States, after it was announced that he would be extradited to Colombia responds in the next few days.
In a statement, Foreign Affairs stated that although an “urgent request for arrest” was filed on August 20, more than 2,100 pages of a series of documents submitted by the Bogotá Supreme Court remain to be translated. .
“As this is an urgent registration request, a request for preventive detention for extradition purposes was submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 20, 2020, which contains the information and documents required for this request,” the authorities explain.
“As soon as I have the translation of all other documents provided by the court, the extradition request will be formalized before the Foreign Office,” the text reads.