DON ORLANDO: UNDERTAKER FOR THE MULES

DON ORLANDO IS THE MAN TO CALL WHEN COCAINE COURIERS PERISH ON THE JOB

My brother is dead. They called me and told me he is in a hotel room near La Guardia Airport. I don't know what to do." The distraught woman on the other end of the phone line pleaded with Orlando Tobon, or "Don Orlando" as he is known in the tight-knit neighborhood of Colombian immigrants in the Jackson Heights district of New York City.

Tobon knows what to do. For more than 10 years, the Colombian drug lords have been smuggling cocaine by hiring human "mules" to swallow as many as 100 condoms filled with the white powder. Many die en...

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