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Urabeños Refuse to Let Otoniel Go Quietly

13 MAY 2022 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

InSight Crime’s continuing coverage of the extradition of Otoniel has become a reference point for Latin American and international media. Otoniel was the last in Colombia’s old guard of drug traffickers. Having begun as a left-wing guerrilla, transformed into a right-wing paramilitary, he then headed up the Urabeños, Colombia’s most powerful drug trafficking organization with some 2,000 members. 

The World interviewed InSight Crime’s Jeremy McDermott on the nationwide campaign of violence carried out by the Urabeños in the wake of Otoniel’s extradition. BBC News and El Colombiano also referred to our analysis in their coverage. 

READ ABOUT: The wider consequences of Otoniel’s fall


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