David Ortiz's Alleged Shooting Mastermind Arrested In Colombia: Report

The man was allegedly a drug kingpin.

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Back in June of this year, Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was shot during a night out in the Dominican Republic. He was eventually rushed to the hospital and survived his injuries although there was a ton of suspicion behind the motive for the shooting. Eventually, a shooter was arrested who revealed that Ortiz was never the intended target and that it was all a hit gone wrong.

For a while, there were reports that a drug kingpin was the mastermind behind the whole thing and according to Complex, that man was arrested today while in Colombia. César Emilio Peralta was being accused by the FBI of trafficking cocaine and heroin through Colombia, Venezuela, DR, and even the United States.


Peralta could be facing a ton of jail time here especially if he's brought to the United States on trafficking charges. As for the shooting of Ortiz, Peralta is only the alleged mastermind so there won't be any charges against him in connection to that. The alleged kingpin goes by the nickname "César the Abuser," and is fairly notorious to the authorities.

Stay tuned for any updates on this case as we will be sure to bring them to you.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.