Inside the Criminal Career of Memo Fantasma

COLOMBIA / 4 JUL 2022

Over the last two years, InSight Crime has interviewed more than a dozen Colombian drug traffickers and former paramilitaries who worked directly with “Memo Fantasma” or “Will the Ghost,” going back to the days of the Medellín Cartel. This new series is the story of his history in the underworld as told by his former criminal associates.

Chapter 1

Memo Fantasma May Walk Out of Prison: Corruption or Incompetence?

AUC / 26 JUN 2022

The former paramilitary commander and drug lord, alias “Memo Fantasma,” may walk out of prison in Colombia on June 28.

Chapter 2

Memo Fantasma to Walk, Thanks to Colombian Prosecutor

AUC / 30 JUN 2022

Paramilitary drug lord, alias “Memo Fantasma” or “Will the Ghost,” may soon walk out of prison in Colombia, after the prosecutor fumbled two hearings designed to keep the accused in…

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