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Ex-Colombian international Jhon Viafara arrested on trafficking charges

21 March 2019

A former Colombian international who played in the Premier League has been arrested on drug trafficking charges, according to officials in the Latin American country.  Jhon Viafara, 40, was arrested in the city of Cali as part of a joint force between Colombian authorities and the U.S.'s Drug Enforcement Administration.

He is accused of being a part of Clan del Golfo drug cartel and for his alleged role in the exportation of tonnes of cocaine on sea vessels to Central America for transportation to the United States. Viafara alongside four other suspects face an extradition request from American authorities in Texas to face trial.