Colombia’s most-wanted drug kingpin pleads guilty in New York

Dairo Antonio Úsuga faces decades in prison for leading violent cartel and paramilitary group

A Colombian man who was once one of the world’s most-wanted drug lords pleaded guilty Wednesday to US smuggling charges, admitting that he led a cartel and paramilitary group that trafficked in cocaine and deadly violence.

“Tons of cocaine were moved with my permission or at my direction,” Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel, told a Brooklyn federal court.

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