Venezuelan narco named ‘Taliban’ is dumped alive in the Caribbean Sea after cocaine takedown
- Reinaldo Fuentes was thrown off a raft into the Caribbean Sea
- Fuentes was a Venezuelan drug trafficker who was accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of cocaine
- He was kidnapped on July 17 and dumped to die the next day in apparent retribution for the theft
Shocking video shows the moment a tied-up Venezuelan drug lord known as ‘Taliban’ was dumped alive into the Caribbean Sea and left to drown as retribution for a cocaine theft.
Footage 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 had both hands were bound with a zip tie and an anchor was tied to his body.
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 Fuentes 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
Fuentes was kidnapped and killed by fellow drug traffickers for the alleged theft.
Sources told Veteran journalism Rafael Tolentino Tolentino that Fuentes was murdered because he had been involved with stealing a multimillion-dollar cocaine shipment destined for Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands.
Fuentes accepted the money for 200 kilos of cocaine in Tortola and then returned to the sea to bring back the drugs. However, he dumped the kilos of cocaine 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 with Fuentes ratted him out to the gang, leading to his death.
Fuentes accepted money for 200 kilos of cocaine and then stole the drugs in an elaborate plot. But, his fellow drug traffickers ratted him out
Fuentes was living in Venezuela, but got fake identification that let him live in the Dominican Republic after the alleged theft
He was kidnapped on July 17 and the next day was taken out to the Caribbean sea
Tolentino revealed Monday on ‘Esto No Es Radio,’ a daily morning show in the Dominican Republic that after the theft, Fuented got fake identification documents posing as Miguel Fulcar and living in the Caribbean nation.
The fake ID made it difficult of authorities to find him.
Funtes was also reportedly dating a prominent lawyer in the town of Bonao.
Sources told Tolentino that Fuentes 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.
When he left, Gang members invited Fuentes to a cartel meeting at an unknown location on July 17. That is when he was kidnapped and dumped at sea the next day.
In the video, a gang member ensured that the executioners faces were not show on film.
Two men then struggled 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.