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Norte del Valle Cartel

The Norte del Valle Cartel (NDVC) emerged out of the breakup of the infamous Cali Cartel to became the wealthiest and most powerful Colombian drug trafficking organization of its day. However, for much of its lifespan the group was wracked by paranoia, divisions and treachery, and in its later years operated more as a network of competing factions than a coherent and cohesive group. The protracted dissolution…

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COLOMBIA / 7 MAR 2018

A former member of Colombia’s Norte del Valle Cartel was the first Colombian to be extradited to face charges…

COLOMBIA / 28 MAR 2017

Authorities arrested a former leader of a now dissolved Colombian drug trafficking organization, a sign that the group's legacy in…

AUC / 1 MAR 2017

The release of Colombian underworld boss "Perra loca" from a US prison is adding to fears that a flood of…

COLOMBIA / 28 NOV 2016

A new analysis of 15 years of homicide statistics in Colombia's most violent city, Cali, highlights the direct correlation between…

ARGENTINA / 6 OCT 2015

Argentina's authorities believe a criminal network from Colombia was behind a major drug export operation, indicative of the…

ARGENTINA / 20 JAN 2015

Authorities in Colombia have captured a man they said was the main Argentina-based connection for Colombian organized crime, who is…

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