Colombia: Good Deal for The Dealers

Good Deal for The Dealers

Christmas seemed to come early in Colombia last week as one of the country's most wanted drug lords turned himself in at a church 14 miles south of Medellin. Fabio ("Fabito") Ochoa Vasquez, 33, was the first chieftain of the so-called Medellin cartel to surrender under the terms of a decree announced by President Cesar Gaviria Trujillo last week. Ochoa is wanted in the U.S. for masterminding the 1986 slaying of federal witness Adler (Barry) Seal in Baton Rouge, La. He is also linked to drug-trafficking activities with former Panamanian leader Manuel Antonio Noriega.

The government expects 200 to 300 drug...

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