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Luis Enrique Calle Serna
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Plea Deal Lands Colombia Drug Boss Light Sentence in US Court

A Colombian drug boss whose surrender to US authorities helped decimate what was once among the country's most powerful criminal organizations has negotiated his...
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Colombia Frees Brother of Top Organized Crime Leader

The recent release of a high-level drug trafficking and money laundering suspect highlights Colombia's continued difficulty in successfully prosecuting organized...
Rastrojos members demobilize in La Sonora
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Rastrojos Downfall Appears Imminent After Latest Demobilization

With the demobilization of 17 fighters in Valle del Cauca and hundreds more possibly to surrender, there are indications that the Rastrojos drug gang, once...
Luis Enrique Calle Serna
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Last Rastrojos Leader Surrenders to US

The last known leader of the Rastrojos drug gang, Luis Enrique Calle Serna, has handed himself in to the US, raising the likelihood this once mighty trafficking...
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‘Comba’ Cuts a Deal and the Rastrojos Lose Ground

After months of negotiations with the DEA, Javier Calle Serna, alias 'Comba,' has surrendered to US authorities, possibly creating a seismic shift in the Colombian...
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Has Colombia’s Biggest Mafia Boss Surrendered?

Reports that the head of Colombia’s most powerful drug cartel, the Rastrojos, has surrendered to US authorities are false, according to sources contacted by...
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‘Colombia Drug Lords Tried to Turn in Sinaloa Cartel Boss Chapo Guzman’

Argentine singer Facundo Cabral’s murder in Guatemala last year sparked an investigation which spans the hemisphere. Plaza Publica reports that his alleged killer...
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Colombia’s ‘Comba’ Brother Arrested in Ecuador

Ecuador has arrested, and swiftly deported, one of the brothers that head Colombia's powerful Rastrojos gang, again showing how many of Colombia's capos prefer to...
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Network of ‘Rastrojos’, ‘Oficina’ Arrested in Cartagena

Colombian authorities arrested 20 people in 4 different cities in Colombia who formed part of a network that helped send upwards of 700 kilos of cocaine per month...
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Javier Antonio Calle Serna, alias ‘Comba’

Javier Antonio Calle Serna, alias “Comba,” was the top leader of the Rastrojos, a group of former paramilitary hitmen turned drug trafficking organization...