Police said Fritanga had spent more than $1m on the wedding at which he was arrested.
Colombian police have released further details of the arrest of Camilo Torres on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Mr Torres, better known as Fritanga (Fry-up), was detained minutes after getting married in a lavish ceremony on a Caribbean island on Sunday.
Police say he is an influential member of the Urabenos gang, which controls much of the drug trafficking in northern Colombia.
A US court has asked for Mr Torres to be extradited on drugs charges.
Police said they surprised Fritanga on the Caribbean island of Mucura moments after he had married his girlfriend and as he was preparing to host a party for 150 guests.
Police said Fritanga had spared no expense, inviting soap-opera stars and entertainers to the festivities, scheduled to last for a week.
They estimated the cost of the party at $1.41m (£900,000).
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