Drug kingpin extradited to US from Columbia

[JURIST] Columbia's most notorious drug trafficker, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuelo, was flown to the US early Saturday to face trial in federal court on charges of smuggling cocaine and money laundering. As head of the Cali cartel, Orejuelo and his brother Miguel controlled nearly 80 percent of the world's cocaine trade, earning $8 billion annually. While serving time in a Columbian jail in 2002, Orejuelo was alleged to have continued to maintain control of the cartel's operations, leading to his extradition. Columbia's Supreme Court has yet to rule on whether to allow the extradition of Miguel Orejuelo. BBC News has more.



 

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