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Colombia Takes Down Another Oficina de Envigado Leader

Colombia Takes Down Another Oficina de Envigado Leader

Colombia has captured one of the Oficina de Envigado's last remaining leaders, dealing a major blow to an organization that traces its roots back to the Medellin Cartel and has served as the criminal counterweight to the Urabeños. Read More

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Oficina de Envigado

Oficina de Envigado

The inheritors of Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking empire in Colombia, the Oficina de Envigado is now a hodgepodge of smaller organizations that seeks alliances with street gangs to keep control of their territory and businesses that is in nearly constant flux. The Oficina de Envigado first arose as a faction of assassins established by Pablo Escobar in Envigado, a small municipality adjacent to Medellin, in the 1980s. The Oficina would evolve into a sizable, though conflicted, drug-running operation, drawing many of its leaders from former paramilitary blocs, while its lower ranks became filled with an endless pool of willing young men from the working-class neighborhoods of Medellin.

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