Otoniel is considered to be one of the most dangerous criminals in Colombia. He was the leader of the drug trafficking group — Gulf Clan. Otoniel was arrested for killing a notable number of police officers and sending dozens of shipments of cocaine to the US. However, this Colombian drug trafficker is estimated to have a net worth of $1.2 billion.
Dario Antonio Usuga is the real name of Otoniel. He was born in Necocli, Antioquia, Columbia, on 15 September 1971. Otoniel was born during the presidency of Misael Pastrana Borrero. He took the nickname “Otoniel” when he became the leader of the Gulf Clan.
Otoniel’s family and educational background are still under review. At an early age, he joined the Popular Liberation Army which was a communist guerilla group. This group was banned in 1991.
Otoniel initiated his career as a notorious gang member. After the Popular Liberation Army, he joined the United Self Defense of Colombia which was an infamous drug trafficking group.
In 2005, Dario Antonio began working for the fellow drug lord — Daniel Rendon Herrera. Talking about Herrera, he was the leader of the Los Urabenos drug trafficking group. After joining Los Urabenos, Otoniel and his brother took control of the drug trafficking group.
Otoniel’s brother, Giovanni, was shot and killed during a police raid. Later, Otoniel took full control of the drug trafficking gang — Los Urabenos. The gang Los Urabenos is further known as Gulf Clan.
Otoniel Net Worth:
Otoniel’s exact net worth is still unknown to us. According to numerous sources, he is estimated to have an approximate net worth of $1.2 billion. Otoniel was the leader of drug trafficking groups “Los Urabenos” or “Gulf Clan”. He sent dozens of cocaine shipments to the US. Therefore, the US government offered a $5 million reward for assistance in finding Otoniel.
How did Otoniel make money?
Drug trafficking was the only source of Otoniel’s billion dollars fortune. Being the leader of the Columbian drug trafficking gang, he was able to make an amazing fortune.
In Otoniel’s era, one gram of cocaine cost $600 in the US. In Columbia, one kilogram of cocaine averagely goes for $1682. Cocaine prices in Columbia are typically more than that of the United States.
Dario Antonio aka Otoniel is considered to be the biggest drug dealer in Columbia now. He has exported more or less 500 metric tons of cocaine approximately. Considering the average price of cocaine in both Columbia and the US, Otoniel made more than a billion marks.
Being the most dangerous criminal in Columbia, Otoniel’s personal information is still hidden from us. Thus, the information regarding his marital status and children is still under review.
In 2015, a BBC report revealed that 1200 Colombian anti-drug police were associated with the search operation for Otoniel. The Colombian government offered 3 billion pesos for information regarding Otoniel. Besides, the US offered $5 million for assistance in finding Otoniel.
In early October 2021, Colombian intelligence officials identified Dario Antonio Usuga aka Otoniel and arrested him near the Panamanian border. The operation was done by hundreds of troops, ten unmanned surveillance drones, and twenty drones. One police officer was killed during this operation.
According to a BBC report, more than 1,800 armed members were arrested later.
What is Otoniel doing now?
Otoniel has been arrested recently. He is now spending his days in prison.
Otoniel: At a Glance
|Full Name||Dario Antonio Usuga|
|Date of Birth||15 September 1971|
|Birth Place||Necocil, Antioquia, Columbia|
|Net Worth||$1.2 billion|
- https://www.statista.com/statistics/909908/average-price-illicit-drugs-colombia/#:~:text=In%202018%2C%20the%20average%20price,dollars%20per%20kilogram%20in%202018. — Illicit Drug Price in Colombia.
- https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3277586#:~:text=According%20to%20figures%20from%20The,%24200%20by%20the%20mid%2D1990s. — Cocaine price in the US.
- https://www.state.gov/narcotics-rewards-program-target-information-wanted/dario-antonio-usuga-david/ — Capture event of Otoniel.