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Colombia Capo May Be First Ever Extradited to United States, Twice

COLOMBIA / 7 MAR 2018

A former member of Colombia’s Norte del Valle Cartel was the first Colombian to be extradited to face charges in the United States on two different occasions, a cautionary…

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 the country's underworld lives on. …

AUC / 1 MAR 2017

The release of Colombian underworld boss "Perra loca" from a US prison is adding to fears that a flood of recently freed drug lords and paramilitaries could have a violent…

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 underworld evolutions and violence in the country.

ARGENTINA / 6 OCT 2015

Argentina's authorities believe a criminal network from Colombia was behind a major drug export operation, indicative of the prominent role that Colombians continue to play in the region's…

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 accused of laundering huge amounts of money on behalf of…

COLOMBIA / 2 JUN 2014

Authorities in Colombia have captured 46 members of a Rastrojos cell and a top leader, indicating that in spite of the blows to the organization in recent years, the group…

COLOMBIA / 1 APR 2014

The department of Valle del Cauca has become Colombia's bloodiest drug war battleground as the country's most powerful criminal organization, the Urabeños, push to secure trafficking routes in the heartland…

COLOMBIA / 13 FEB 2014

The emergence of allegations made by an incarcerated drug baron that he funded the political activities of Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe comes as a timely reminder of the country's…

COLOMBIA / 18 DEC 2013

Former sworn enemies from criminal clans based in Colombia's violence capital, Cali, have brokered an alliance from prison, according to security forces, which if successful could shape the underworld in…

COLOMBIA / 9 DEC 2013

Violence in Colombia's Pacific region is being driven not only by new generation BACRIM groups but also by drug traffickers from the long gone Cali Cartel, say security forces, as…

MEXICO / 26 JUL 2013

Infamous Mexican drug trafficker the "Queen of the Pacific" could soon find herself walking free, after receiving a 70-month prison sentence which will be reduced further thanks to time already…

COLOMBIA / 30 MAY 2013

Colombian police have captured alias "Martin Bala," a leader of drug trafficking orgaization the Urabeños, whose war with rival organization the Rastrojos in Colombia's third biggest city has led to…

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