The Colombian Gerardo Gómez-Lubo, alias “Francisco Niño”, that he was extradited to the United States from Panama, it was declared guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine knowing that it was going to be imported into this country, judicial sources reported this Wednesday.
The crime of which “Francisco Niño”, 42 years old, admitted to being guilty in federal court in Florida can be punished with life imprisonment, according to a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office.
According to him guilty document, which implies that he reached an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Gómez-Lubo was part from 2017 to 2019 of a transnational criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine from Colombia, through Central America and the Caribbean, directly to the United States, specifically to Texas, California, Hawaii and Florida.
The cocaine distributed by Gómez-Lubo and others displayed identification symbols and marks, the same ones that the Police of New York, Pennsylvania and Florida found in seized drug caches.
Another supposed member of the network, Piero Antonio Lubo-Barros, alias “Nostradamus”, who was arrested in January 2021 in Costa Rica and extradited to the United States in March 2021, He is awaiting trial in Tampa (Florida’s west coast).
Since 2018 there was an accusation in the Florida Middle Judicial District v. Gómez-Lubo and Lubo-Barros conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Gómez-Lubo was arrested on September 1, 2019 when he was arriving at the Tocumen International Airport, in Panama, at the request of the United States, which requested his extradition.
Panama approved the delivery of the Colombian on February 4, 2021 through a presidential decree.