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6 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Buenaventura, Colombia

Authorities have seized 6.4 tons of drugs in Colombia's Pacific port of Buenaventura, the largest seizure of 2010. Police stated the cocaine is the property of...
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Colombian Police Capture Rastrojos Leader with FARC Ties

Colombian National Police on Monday captured Rastrojos leader Hector Eudoro Rivera Erazo, alias "Caballo," in the town of Soacha, just outside of...
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Rastrojos’ Assassin Captured

Colombian officials captured an alleged leader of the Rastrojos criminal gang, Ariel Osorio Garcia, alias ‘Pajaro,’ reports the Colombian newspaper La...
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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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Alleged ‘Rastrojos’ Throw Grenade, Kill Two

Suspected members of the Rastrojos criminal gang threw a grenade at a small store in Tumaco, a city along the Pacific Coast known for being a depot and...
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6 Navy Arrested for Connection to ‘Rastrojos’

Six members of Colombia's navy were arrested on charges of helping the criminal gang known as the Rastrojos, the Associated Press reported. The men were arrested on...
Diego Rastrojo
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Diego Perez Henao, alias ‘Diego Rastrojo’

Diego Perez Henao, alias "Diego Rastrojo," was the military head of the Rastrojos, a criminal syndicate whose reach stretches across Colombia, and into...
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Luis E. Calle Serna

Luis Enrique Calle Serna was a leader in the feared and ambitious Rastrojos criminal organization in Colombia. He surrendered to US authorities...
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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...
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Rastrojos

The Rastrojos were born out of the powerful Norte del Valle drug cartel and rose to become one of the most powerful transnational criminal syndicates in Colombia,...