All About Oficina de Envigado

OFICINA DE ENVIGADO / 16 DEC 2011

Just over two weeks after he was captured, Venezuela has handed over Colombian drug trafficker Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias "Valenciano," to US authorities.

AUC / 2017-03-09 22:14:34

Medellin native Henry de Jesus Lopez, alias "Mi Sangre," had a prolific criminal career that saw him become a key number of several criminal organizations in Colombia.

COLOMBIA / 6 DEC 2011

Medellin's former crime boss 'Valenciano' is set to be extradited to the U.S., while his former allies the Urabeños appear set on continuing his bloody war for control of the…

COLOMBIA / 29 NOV 2011

Venezuela captured one of Colombia's top drug traffickers just hours before President Juan Manuel Santos was set to visit Caracas; an arrest that could have profound implications for the Colombian…

COLOMBIA / 18 NOV 2011

Police in the Colombian city of Medellin have reported the arrest of one of the leaders of the criminal gang the Oficina de Envigado.

COLOMBIA / 27 OCT 2011

Alonso Salazar, the outgoing mayor of Medellin, has repeatedly accused a leading candidate in the upcoming elections of associating with criminal groups. However, such links are unfortunately dime-a-dozen in the…

COLOMBIA / 7 OCT 2011

Local elections in Colombia's second city, Medellin, have seen fresh allegations about candidates' links to criminal gangs and paramilitaries.

COLOMBIA / 7 OCT 2011

Contraband liquor is an increasingly serious business in Colombia, not just for those made sick by tainted alcohol, but for law enforcement concerned that the trade is increasingly controlled by…

COLOMBIA / 29 AUG 2011

Shop owners, bus drivers and street vendors all have to make weekly extortion payments to the many gangs in Medellin, Colombia. The payments are small and difficult to track, but…

COLOMBIA / 23 JUN 2011

A bishop says he is making progress in backdoor negotiations with some of Colombia's most powerful drug gangs. Although well-intentioned, these talks will likely go nowhere, except around in circles.

COLOMBIA / 4 JUN 2011

An operation carried out simultaneously in the U.S., Italy, Colombia, Spain, and Puerto Rico arrested 22 alleged members of a criminal group which laundered money for Colombian mafia organization the…

COLOMBIA / 18 MAY 2011

Colombia's police captured 25 members of gang 'La Camila,' an armed group that is accused of murders, narco-trafficking, extortion and forced displacement in the north-east of Medellin.

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