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Dámaso López Núñez, alias ‘Licenciado’

Dámaso López Núñez, alias "Licenciado," is a prominent figure of the Sinaloa Cartel. Authorities believe he was the closest associate of legendary kingpin...
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Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias ‘Puntilla’

Óscar Mauricio Pachón, alias "Puntilla," is a criminal boss who controlled a powerful drug trafficking network that bore his name in Colombia's strategic Eastern...
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Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, alias ‘Gavilán’

Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, alias "Gavilán," transformed himself from Maoist guerrilla to paramilitary fighter to top leader of the Urabeños. He turned himself in...
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Diego Fernando Murillo, alias ‘Don Berna’

Until his extradition to the United States in 2008, Diego Fernando Murillo, alias "Don Berna," was the leader of mafia group the Oficina de Envigado, which grew...
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Francisco Zeledon

Francisco, or Frank, Zeledon, allegedly runs a drug trafficking network from the city of Bluefields on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast. He is best known in the region...
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Amauri Carmona Morelos

Amauri Carmona Morelos, who also goes by the name Alberto Ruiz Cano and Amauri Paudd, is an alleged drug trafficker operating along Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast....
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Henry de Jesus Lopez, alias ‘Mi Sangre’

Medellin native Henry de Jesus Lopez, alias "Mi Sangre," had a prolific criminal career that saw him become a key number of several criminal organizations in...
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Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias ‘Caracho’

Jose Eberto Lopez Montero, alias "Caracho," is a former soldier who was recruited into the ranks of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), fighting for...
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Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias ‘Timochenko’

Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, alias "Timochenko," is only the third commander-in-chief in the FARC's nearly 50-year history. Of the three, Timochenko has the most...
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Horst Walther Overdick, alias “El Tigre”

Horst Walther Overdick, alias "El Tigre," was one of the biggest drug traffickers in Guatemala and a key facilitator of the Zetas' expansion. He was reportedly...
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José Adán Salazar Umaña, alias ‘Chepe Diablo’

José Adán Salazar Umaña, alias "Chepe Diablo," does not fit the normal profile of a criminal leader. As the former president of the first division of Salvadoran...
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Reynerio Flores Lazo

While Reynerio Flores is serving an 80-year jail term, he remains one of the most notorious and important leaders of Perrones, one of the most significant cocaine...