Phanor Arizabaleta-Arzayus, Colombian criminal, Died at 78


Phanor Arizabaleta-Arzayus in 1937 and died on April 3, 2016.

He was Colombian drug trafficker.

He is a former member of the Cali Cartel fifth most important in the chain of command.

He was in charge of kidnappings and extortions for the Cali Cartel group and surrendered to Colombian authorities on July 8, 1995.

Phanor Arizabaleta-Arzayus was sentenced by the Colombian government to 28 years in prison and to pay US$100,000 dollars in penalties.

He also faced illegal drug trafficking charges, an addition of 60 years in prison.

He attempted an escape with the help of one of the guardians, However, the Colombian National Police recaptured Arizabaleta on April 15, 1997 in the town of Villagorgona, Valle del Cauca Department a town in the municipality of Candelaria at a road checkpoint along with his aiding security guard.

He died in the Imbanaco Medical Center in Cali Colombia as a result of a heart attack.

Phanor Arizabaleta-Arzayus passed away at 78 yrs old.