Venezuelan narco named ‘Taliban’ is dumped alive in the Caribbean Sea after cocaine takedown
- Reinaldo Fuentes was thrown off a raft in the Caribbean Sea near Martinique in July
- Fuentes was a Venezuelan drug trafficker who acted as a middle man for the Venezuelan-based Cartel del Golfo in the Caribbean region
- He was kidnapped July 17 and dumped in the sea that same day after the cartel learned he had stole a shipment of cocaine and money that was paid for it
A Venezuelan drug lord known as ‘Taliban,’ was dumped alive into the Caribbean Sea with an anchor on his body and left to die, has been captured in shocking footage.
Video of the incident surfaced across social media last week and it shows Reinaldo Fuentes lying in a boat with blood stains on the back of his head.
The boat floated in the Caribbean Sea near Martinique on July 18 as Fuentes could be seen with a piece of cloth wrapped around his neck. Both hands were bound with a plastic cable zip tie as the camera panned around the boat.
Fuentes looked at the camera before others on the boat lifted him and hung his body over the side. They dumped him headfirst in the ocean.
The last moments of the video showed Funtes drifting to the bottom of the sea, a seemingly execution for allegedly stealing millions of dollars worth of cocaine.
Reinaldo Fuentes, a Venezuelan drug trafficker, lies flat inside a raft moments before he was tossed in the Caribbean Sea near Martinique in July
Fuentes is lifted from the raft moments before he was tossed in to the Caribbean Sea after being accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of cocaine
In the video, a man, makes sure the other man behind the camera does not show any of the gang’s faces.
Two men then struggle to lift Puentes off the raft because he had an anchor wrapped around his body to prevent him from saving himself. They subsequently dump him headfirst in to the sea.
‘He still doesn’t have a way to free himself,’ one of the men in the background can be heard saying before the video comes to an end.
Veteran journalism Rafael Tolentino revealed Monday on ‘Esto No Es Radio,’ a daily morning show that airs on Alofoke FM 99.3 FM, that Fuentes obtained a fake national identification document that allowed him to live under the name of Miguel Fulcar in the Dominican Republic, making it impossible for him to be detected by authorities.
He was reportedly dating a prominent lawyer in the town of Bonao.
Sources told Tolentino that Fuentes had entered the country July 14 and was there for two days before leaving.
They said that he was a middleman for drug shipments made between the Dominican Republic and neighboring countries in the Caribbean region for the Cartel del Golfo, a criminal organization based out of Venezuela.
Reinaldo Fuentes has obtained fake identification that allowed him to reside in the Dominican Republic under a fake name. He was reportedly dating a prominent lawyer in the town of Bonao
Reinaldo Fuentes was a Venezuelan drug trafficker who acted as a middle man for the Cartel del Golfo, a criminal organization in his native country
Sources told Tolentino that Fuentes was murdered because he had been involved with stealing a multi-million-dollar cocaine shipment destined for Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands.
Fuentes is said to have accepted the money for 200 kilos of cocaine in Tortola and then returned to the sea to bring back the drugs. However, dumped the kilos of cocaine in to the sea during a fake pursuit that was fabricated with the island’s coast guard.
He then returned and removed the cocaine from the water and repackaged it with different tags on each bundle, instead of the ones used by the Cartel del Golfo, and took the drugs to another island in the Caribbean.
However, the other traffickers who were with Fuentes told on him, setting up his death.
Fuentes was invited to a cartel meeting in an unknown location and kidnapped July 17. He was placed in the single-engine raft that same day before he was tossed in to the Caribbean Sea.