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Urabeños Gang Offers $1,000 Reward to Murder Colombian Police

COLOMBIA / 10 JAN 2012

The Urabeños drug gang, whose leader was killed in a raid on January 1, have reportedly launched a plan to attack the security forces by offering $1,000 for each police…

COLOMBIA / 9 JAN 2012

With the imposition of a curfew that paralyzed transport and shut down business in northwestern Colombia, the Urabeños defied the government and protested the killing of their leader, Juan de…

COLOMBIA / 3 JAN 2012

Colombian police have killed one of the leaders of the Urabeños, one of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the country, with links to Mexican cartels and highly skilled gunmen.

COLOMBIA / 7 APR 2011

Juan de Dios Usuga, alias “Giovanni,” has seen all sides of Colombia's conflict, as guerrilla, paramilitary, and now head of one of the country's most powerful emerging criminal…

COLOMBIA PERSONALITIES / 2017-03-09 23:54:35

Juan de Dios Usuga, alias "Giovanni," headed the Urabeños' military wing while the group was under the command of Daniel Rendon Herrera, alias "Don Mario."…

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