Cali cartel

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a drug cartel that seized control of cocaine production in Colombia in 1993

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The account of a secret meeting between Betancourt and leaders of the Cali drug cartel offers an inside portrait of these influential people: murderous monsters who are also family men, in complete control of the country's senior politicians.
Benoit had received death threats after filing a series of stories on the Cali drug cartel and the political crisis in Colombia.
Federal authorities also say Tomkins told them he was a mercenary and was to be paid pounds 6 million by the rival Cali drug cartel to assassinate Escobar.
Samper is accused of accepting $6 million in donations from the Cali drug cartel for his 1994 election campaign.
Noted for its year-round, balmy springlike temperature and beautiful women, Cali, as of late, is receiving notoriety as the home of the Cali Drug Cartel, the successors to the erstwhile Medellin cocaine empire led by the late Escobar.
New York prosecutors linked the March 1992 killing of de Dios to the Cali Drug Cartel.
But by 1995, Samper claimed the surrender of the senior figure in the Cali drug cartel showed the Government's efforts to end the world's biggest cocaine ring were working.
Attorney says the $20,000 murder contract came from the highest levels of the Cali drug cartel
In an explosive new turn in Colombia's political crisis, the jailed chief of President Ernesto Samper's 1994 election bid said Monday the president knew the campaign took money from the Cali drug cartel.
One of the top three leaders of the Cali drug cartel escaped Thursday from a maximum-security prison in Bogota.
The author of chapter 11 is an anonymous undercover agent who cooperated with US officials to intercept cellphone calls and use unmanned aerial vehicles to track down leaders of Cali drug cartels.
US officials say there is mounting evidence that the FARC has replaced the Medellin and Cali drug cartels as Colombia's main drug production and smuggling operation.
And Endara and his vice, president have been repeatedly linked to the very same banks charged with laundering money for the Medellin and Cali drug cartels.
As Colombia is now discovering after capturing or killing the leaders of the infamous Medellin and Cali drug cartels, there are plenty more where they came from.