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Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias 'Puntilla'

COLOMBIA / 7 SEP 2016

Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias “Puntilla,” was a drug trafficker who controlled a criminal network in Colombia’s strategic Eastern Plains.

COCAINE / 30 AUG 2016

The Colombian government claims it has forced the country's main criminal organization out of the remote Eastern Plains region, but the area's strategic value as a cocaine production and trafficking…

COLOMBIA / 15 JUL 2016

Colombian authorities captured yet another drug boss in the country's lucrative Eastern Plains, keeping up the pressure on criminal organizations that are also busy fighting each other over key illicit…

COLOMBIA / 1 MAR 2016

Authorities have arrested a drug boss who went from stable boy for the Medellín Cartel to carving out a criminal empire of his own on Colombia's Eastern Plains, moving multi-ton…

COLOMBIA / 5 NOV 2014

Colombia's Ombudsman's Office warns that the country's narco-paramilitary groups are expanding, suggesting that these organizations could be lining themselves up to dominate a post-conflict Colombia in which the guerrillas have…

COLOMBIA / 13 OCT 2014

Colombia is developing a legal framework to facilitate the surrender and collective prosecution of criminal groups, seeking to avoid repeating the mistakes made when the ERPAC drug gang surrendered three…

COLOMBIA / 20 AUG 2014

A former paramilitary known as "Pijarbey" is rebuilding the drug empire of fragmented trafficking group the ERPAC in Colombia's Eastern Plains, and is now positioning himself to become a major…

COLOMBIA / 2016-11-07 21:59:53

Martin Farfan Diaz Gonzalez, alias "Pijarbey" was a powerful criminal operative in Colombia's Eastern Plains region.

COLOMBIA / 18 JUL 2014

Authorities in Colombia have captured members of a criminal network that reportedly stole gasoline for cocaine production, shedding light on the expanding activities of criminal leader "Pijarbey" and his narco-paramilitary…

COLOMBIA / 21 MAY 2014

Authorities in Colombia have captured members of a narco-paramilitary group attempting to set up in the Amazon border region, undermining previous official declarations that the groups known as the BACRIM…

COLOMBIA / 8 OCT 2013

The head of one of several narco-paramilitary groups disputing Colombia's lucrative drug real estate on the Eastern Plains has been murdered in Bogota, which could help tip the balance in…

COLOMBIA / 26 FEB 2013

The latest addition to the United States' "kingpin list" is a low-profile but influential Colombian cocaine trafficker, whose nexus of alliances shines a light on the central role played by…

COLOMBIA / 12 FEB 2013

At least 40 men are believed killed in the latest bout of fighting for control of drug crops on Colombia's Eastern Plains and the lucrative cocaine routes that give access…

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