The Most Notorious Drug Kingpins Of All-Time
By now, most of us are well acquainted with the popular Scarface film. Sure, it’s a work of fiction, but it was inspired by a particular person, one who’s extremely dangerous: a drug lord. Mankind has...
Frank Sinatra Was ‘A Good Drug Dealer' Says Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Son
Sebastian Marroquin, pictured, claimed that legendary singer Frank Sinatra was a secret business partner with his late father and Colombian drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar. Sebastian Marroquín descri...
The Most Notorious Drug Kingpins Of All-Time
By now, most of us are well acquainted with the popular Scarface film. Sure, it’s a work of fiction, but it was inspired by a particular person, one who’s extremely dangerous: a drug lord. Mankind has...
Fabio Ochoa Vásquez
Fabio Ochoa Vásquez (born May 2, 1957) was a ranking member of the notorious Medellín Cartel, which was one of the top Colombian cocaine trafficking groups. The youngest of the three Ochoa brothers, ...
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Max Mermelstein
Max Mermelstein (November 1, 1942 – September 12, 2008) was a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel in the late 70s and early 80s, who later became a key informant against the organization. In the wor...
Barry Seal
Adler Berriman Seal (July 16, 1939 – February 19, 1986), better known as Barry Seal, was a United States drug smuggler and aircraft pilot who flew covert flights for the Central Intelligence Agen...
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La Catedral
75°35′6″W / 6.11778°N 75.58500°W / 6.11778; -75.58500La Catedral was a prison overlooking the city of Medellín in Colombia. The prison was built to specifications ordered by M...
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Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera
Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera, also known as "La Quica", was purported to be the chief assassin for the Medellín Cartel of Colombia. He was responsible for the deaths of an unknown number of people (estimat...
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Jack Carlton Reed
Jack Carlton Reed, (September 30, 1930 – October 12, 2009) was a drug smuggler and co-defendant of Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas, Colombian drug baron and co-founder of the Medellín Cartel. Reed was a p...
Alfonso López Michelsen
Alfonso López Michelsen (30 June 1913 – 11 July 2007) was the 24th President of Colombia from 1974 to 1978.
López was the son of former two time president of Colombia, Alfonso López Pumarejo. He ...
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Ernesto Samper
Ernesto Samper Pizano (born 3 August 1950) is a Colombian politician. Samper is a member of the aristocratic, wealthy and influential Samper family. He served as the President of Colombia from 1994 to...
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Juan David Ochoa Vásquez
Juan David Ochoa Vásquez (c. 1949 – 25 July 2013) was a Colombian former drug trafficker and one of the founders of the Medellín Cartel, a major drug trafficking cartel based in the city of Medellín.J...
Griselda Blanco
Griselda Blanco (February 15, 1943 – September 3, 2012), known as La Madrina, the Black Widow, the Cocaine Godmother and the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, was a drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a pi...
George Jung
George Jacob Jung (born August 6, 1942), nicknamed "Boston George", was a major player in the cocaine trade in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s. Jung was a part of the Medellín Cartel, w...
José Abello Silva
José Rafael Abello Silva (alias: "Mono Abello") was a top-ranking member of Colombia's notorious Medellín Cartel. He was considered among the major drug traffickers in the Santa Marta region and the r...
Gilberto Molina
Gilberto Molina (February 27, 1937 – February 27, 1989) was a major Colombian emerald magnate who was intimately connected to the notorious Medellín cartel and widely suspected of involvement in drug ...
Pablo Escobar
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (December 1, 1949 – December 2, 1993) was a notorious and wealthy Colombian drug lord and an exclusive cocaine trafficker. In 1983, he had a short-lived car...
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Carlos Lehder
Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas or simply Carlos Lehder (born September 7, 1949) is a Colombian drug lord currently imprisoned in the United States, having been co-founder of the Medellín Cartel. Born in ...
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Virginia Vallejo
Virginia Vallejo García is a Colombian author, journalist, television anchorwoman, media personality, socialite, and political asylee in the United States of America. On July 18, 2006, the DEA took he...
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Jorge Luis Ochoa Vásquez
Jorge Luis Ochoa Vásquez (born September 30, 1950) is a former Colombian drug trafficker who helped found the notorious Medellín Cartel in the late 1970s. The cartel's key members were Pablo Escobar, ...
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Jon Roberts
Jon Pernell Roberts (June 21, 1948 – December 28, 2011), born John Riccobono, was a noted drug trafficker and government informant who, after leaving New York City where he associated with the Gambino...
Paramilitarism in Colombia
Right-wing paramilitary groups in Colombia are armed groups that claim to be acting in opposition to revolutionary Marxist-Leninist guerrilla forces and their allies among the civilian population. Ant...
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Álvaro Uribe
Álvaro Uribe Vélez ([ˈalβaɾo uˈɾiβe ˈβeles]; born 4 July 1952) is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. In 2012 Uribe and a group of political allies f...
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Alberto Santofimio
Alberto Santofimio Botero (Born on June 17, 1942) is a Colombian politician member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He has been Minister of Justice, a two-time presidential candidate and a Senator. He ...
Search Bloc
The Search Bloc (Spanish: Bloque de Búsqueda) was the name of three Special Operations units of the National Police of Colombia (Policía Nacional de Colombia). They were originally focused on capt...
José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha
José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha (May 1947 – December 15, 1989), also known by the nickname El Mexicano, was a Colombian drug lord who was one of the leaders of the notorious Medellín Cartel along with th...
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Los Pepes
Los Pepes, a name derived from the Spanish phrase "Perseguidos por Pablo Escobar" ("People persecuted by Pablo Escobar"), was a short-lived vigilante group composed of enemies of drug lord Pablo Escob...
Mickey Munday
Mickey Munday (born June 29, 1945) is an American former drug trafficker and former associate of Colombia's Medellin Cartel during the growth phase in cocaine trafficking, 1975–1985. Munday was featur...
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