Latino drug lord who skulked in Sandton for 14 years is nabbed at last

21 August 2019 - 07:00 By Graeme Hosken
Nelson Pablo Yester-Garrido is interviewed at the Randburg airport in Germiston, Johannesburg, during the filming of Netflix documentary 'Operation Odessa', which was based on his life as an alleged international drug baron. Image:
Nelson Pablo Yester-Garrido is interviewed at the Randburg airport in Germiston, Johannesburg, during the filming of Netflix documentary 'Operation Odessa', which was based on his life as an alleged international drug baron. Image:
Image: Netflix/screenshot

Suspected international cocaine baron Nelson Pablo Yester-Garrido, who hid out in SA under a pseudonym for more than a decade, has been extradited to the US.

This is the man who famously once tried to buy a Russian submarine for a Colombian drug cartel for their global smuggling operations, according to a US justice department notice.

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