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Colombia Massacre Linked to Battle Over Synthetic Drug Trade: Police

Colombia Massacre Linked to Battle Over Synthetic Drug Trade: Police

A struggle for control over sales of synthetic drug 2CB led to the massacre of eight people in Colombia's third-largest city, police say, a sign that criminal groups see this emerging market as highly lucrative and worth killing for.  Read More

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The Urabeños, also known as the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces, are one of the most ambitious, ruthless and aggressively expansionist of Colombia's drug trafficking organizations. One of a number of groups made up of former mid-level paramilitary leaders, they have caused homicide rates to skyrocket wherever they have appeared.

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