All About Oficina de Envigado

AUC / 10 DEC 2012

US prosecutors have asked for the maximum 15-year sentence in the case of Mauricio Santoyo, the security chief of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe who admitted ties to organized…

OFICINA DE ENVIGADO / 5 NOV 2012

A leader of Medellin criminal syndicate the Oficina de Envigado who was blamed for betraying the organization and causing a wave of violence in the city earlier this…

COLOMBIA / 31 OCT 2012

The head of Colombian gang the Urabeños was arrested in Buenos Aires, drawing attention to Argentina's status as a refuge for big-name Colombian traffickers, and raising…

COLOMBIA / 1 OCT 2012

Medellin mafia boss “Sebastian,” who was captured in August, has been moved to Colombia’s highest security prison following complaints from the police that he…

COLOMBIA / 26 SEP 2012

In many parts of Latin America, bus drivers are under threat from local gangs who demand regular extortion payments. Refusal to pay brings swift retribution, as seen with the murder…

COLOMBIA / 2016-11-17 14:48:11

Don Berna was the leader of Oficina de Envigado, a criminal group in Medellin, which grew after the fall of Pablo Escobar in Colombia.

COLOMBIA / 8 AUG 2012

Colombian police have captured one of the country’s biggest criminal bosses, the Oficina de Envigado’s Erick Vargas Cardenas, alias "Sebastian."…

COLOMBIA / 8 AUG 2012

A new report describes the shifting role of an unnamed female crime boss in Medellin's fractured mafia, evidence that the organization that once controlled Colombia's second-largest city has seen some…

COLOMBIA / 19 JUL 2012

Colombian General Mauricio Santoyo has turned himself in to US authorities, while a new report suggests that the general may have colluded with drug traffickers for over a decade, including…

COLOMBIA / 19 JUL 2012

An outsider criminal group from the Caribbean coast, far more ruthless, wealthy, and disciplined than Medellin’s street gangs, is poised to take over Colombia’s second largest city. InSight Crime visits…

ARGENTINA / 25 MAY 2012

Colombian media reports that "Mi Sangre," boss of the Urabeños drug gang and a major player in Medellin's underworld, is currently in Argentina, in further evidence of the country's importance…

MI SANGRE / 2 MAY 2012

The name of Henry de Jesus Lopez, alias "Mi Sangre” or "My Blood," is increasingly being whispered on the streets of Medellin as he pushes into this city, seeking to…

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