Medellin cartel

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a drug cartel in Colombia

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Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel delivered 85 percent of the world's cocaine throughout the '80s.
We want everyone to know the true story of what actually took place with Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, and who the true heroes are from that time.
The series, which is on Netflix, portrays the webbased channel's take on the infamous Medellin cartel, its boss Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents hunting him.
Escobar was head of the notorious Medellin Cartel which was responsible for thousands of deaths in Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s.
The subcommittee said the CIA turned a blind eye to Noriega's corruption and drug dealing as he gradually became a major player acting on behalf of Colombia's Medellin cartel, run by notorious kingpin Pablo Escobar.
This city, mostly remembered for being the home of PABLO ESCOBAR's Medellin Cartel and the world's cocaine capital in the 80s and 90s, during which time gun battles in the streets were commonplace, is actually quite extraordinary"(TIPEP, 2011).
The authors quote Barry Seal, a "convicted cocaine smuggler turned government witness," boasting that the Medellin Cartel was "as professional as any Fortune 500 company.
Velasquez, 52, was Escobar's chief hit man during the bloodiest days of the infamous Medellin Cartel, which shipped billions of dollars of cocaine to the United States and Europe.
While much has been written on this subject matter elsewhere, mentioning it is important, because the Medellin cartel developed narcotrafficking ties with every interest listed above during the height of the region's civil wars.
The Colombian Medellin cartel used the Cayman Islands' confidentiality rules to protect its cocaine trade.
Maybe the Somali Pirates Retirement Fund or the Medellin Cartel Investment Trust would take a few billion, but they couldn't put a dent in the trillion that the Chinese hold.
He is the author of The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside The Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel.
12) In fact, the violence directed at the state mirrors the level and type of violence used by Colombia's Medellin cartel in the 1980s when Pablo Escobar directed an attack on the Palace of Justice and was responsible for the mid-air destruction of a passenger jet, killing 110 people.
At a time when drug money fueled the sport known in the underworld as "narco-soccer", the fates of Andres Escobar, the inspirational captain of Nacional, and Pablo Escober, the notorious leader of the Medellin cartel, were permanently linked.
In The Accountant's Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellin Cartel, Roberto Escobar outlines the life and times of Pablo Escobar and the Colombian Medellin Cartel from the mid-1970s until Pablo's death in 1993 from the perspective of the organization's chief financial officer.