ALIASES: Ignacio Alvarez, Juan Fernando
DOB: April 4, 1970
POB: Palmira, Colombia
WEIGHT: 180-200 pounds
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Brown
Juan Fernando Alvarez-Meyendorff is the leader of the Mechas Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), an extensive international narcotics exportation and transportation organization. The Mechas DTO uses a variety of maritime conveyances, including fast boast, semi-submersibles, and container ships, to transport cocaine from Colombia to the United States via Mexico and Central America. Since 2005, Alvarez has been allegedly responsible for numerous shipments of cocaine to the United States totaling approximately 68 metric tons.
It is believed that Alvarez assisted Colombian drug kingpin Luis Caicedo-Velandia in transporting cocaine and was allegedly paid $46 million for his transportation services. In addition to transporting cocaine, Alvarez is believed to finance drug loads, including the sale of over 10 metric tons of cocaine to Mexican DTOs.
Alvarez-Meyendorff is indicted on drug-related charges in the Eastern District of New York. The United States and Colombia have warrants for Alvarez’s arrest.
The U.S. Department of State is currently offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of JUAN FERNANDO ALVAREZ-MAYENDORFF.