Colombia: The Fall of a Cocaine Kingpin

The Fall of a Cocaine Kingpin A brutal drug lord is captured and extradited to Florida

The tip was vague: check out a mansion 20 miles outside Medellin, the hub of the country's cocaine industry. At daybreak a 20-man elite police unit moved in. When the gunfight ended almost half an hour later, all 15 people inside the house were under arrest. But it was only when police demanded the papers of the captives that they realized they had cornered one of Colombia's most powerful and dangerous cocaine drug lords. Exclaimed Police Major William Lesmes: "We've caught him! This is Carlos Lehder Rivas." Dressed in a T shirt and blue jeans, Lehder muttered, "This is the one...

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