|Juan Pablo Muñoz Hernández, alias “Carlos Ciro,” used his jet-set lifestyle as cover for his role as the leader of an international drug ring.|
He is the alleged leader of a transnational cocaine trafficking ring and was arrested on March 6 by Spain’s national police. Muñoz’s arrest follows a two-year joint investigation by authorities in Brazil, Colombia and Spain.
|Muñoz lived a luxurious and opulent lifestyle as a business magnate, often rubbing elbows with celebrities across South America and Europe.|
However, Muñoz’s travels on private jets, stays in luxury hotels and friendships with the rich and famous were all a cover for his real role as the “king of the European route.”
One of the blocks of marble in Belgium in which cocaine was found.
|The investigation into Muñoz’s network started in 2016 when police in Belgium seized two cocaine shipments over 1 ton each hidden inside secret compartments in a cargo container of marble coming from Brazil.
Muñoz has been wanted by Brazilian authorities since September 2017 in connection to that seizure.|
He had eluded arrest by moving his center of operations to Europe and frequently moving between Greece, Italy, Spain and Germany.
With actress Carolina Guerra.