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Ricardo Abel Ayala Ortega, alias ‘Cabuyo’

Ricardo Abel Ayala Ortega, alias "Cabuyo," is currently one of Colombia's highest value military targets and operates mainly in the northwestern department of...
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Luis Agustin Caicedo Velandia, alias ‘Don Lucho’

For some two decades, Luis Agustin Caicedo Velandia, alias “Don Lucho,” is alleged to have played a significant role in trafficking drugs out of Colombia’s...
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José Manuel Sierra Sabogal, alias ‘Zarco Aldinever’

José Manuel Sierra Sabogal, alias "Zarco Aldinever," served with the 51st, 52nd, and 26th fronts, in the departments of Meta, Cundinamarca and Boyacá and became...
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José Vicente Lesmes, alias ‘Walter Mendoza’

José Vicente Lesmes, alias "Walter Mendoza," played a historic role within the ranks of the now demobilized FARC, playing an important in the creation of the...
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Leider Johani Noscue, alias ‘Mayimbú’

Leider Noscue, known by his alias “Mayimbú,” is currently one of the highest-value military targets in the department of Cauca, to the west of Colombia....
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Seuxis Pausías Hernández, alias ‘Jesús Santrich’

Seuxis Pausías Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is a former rebel commander who has taken up arms again as part of a new...
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Hernán Darío Velásquez Saldarriaga, alias ‘El Paisa’

Hernán Darío Velásquez, better known as 'El Paisa,' was a top former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de...
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Walter Patricio Arizala, alias “Guacho”

Walter Patricio Arizala, alias “Guacho,” was one of the most wanted criminals in both Colombia and Ecuador, after military forces made him a priority target....
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José Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos, alias ‘El Árabe,’ or the ‘Patron de Caucasia’

José Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos is presumed to be one of the biggest drug lords in Colombia. During his criminal career spanning more than 20 years, Piedrahita...
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Miguel Botache Santillana, alias ‘Gentil Duarte’

Miguel Botache Santillana, better known as "Gentil Duarte," is currently Colombia's most wanted criminal. He used to be an important leader within the FARC-EP...
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Géner García Molina, alias ‘Jhon 40’

Géner García Molina, better known as "Jhon 40," is the one who connects the cocaine that leaves southern Colombia with its buyers in Venezuela. If there is one...
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Néstor Gregorio Vera Fernández, alias ‘Iván Mordisco’

Nestor Gregorio Vera Fernández, alias “Iván Mordisco,” is currently one of southern Colombia’s principal criminals. Until 2016 he served as commander of the...