“Investigations will continue, so that the drug ring’s international links and method of operation can be determined,” Martínez concluded, specifying that the detainee has been accused of illicit drug trafficking, conspiracy and illicit partnership. On March 17, the Salvadoran Police and Prosecutor’s Office introduced Salvadoran national Jorge Ernesto Ulloa Sibrían, who was arrested in Guatemala on March 15, under accusations of being an alleged drug lord responsible for smuggling cocaine into the United States. The Salvadoran national was apprehended in Guatemala for remaining illegally in the country. Ulloa Sibrían did not have his immigration papers in order, and he had apparently been residing in a Guatemalan department for years. “He is accused of smuggling between 11 and 16 tons of cocaine into the United States since 2000, worth $275 million,” Salvadoran Attorney General Luis Martinez told the press. The Salvadoran Prosecutor’s Office also introduced another 13 people that were allegedly a part of Ulloa’s drug trafficking network. By Dialogo March 19, 2013 Martínez explained that several properties in different parts of the country and about 15 automobiles were confiscated from the alleged drug trafficker. Ulloa Sibrían, aka “El Repollo” (the cabbage), was detained on the night of March 15 in a residential area located in the municipality of San José Pinula, east of Guatemala City, and then transported by helicopter to El Salvador on March 16.