Former Colombian drug lord Gilberto Rodriguez Orezuela died Tuesday night in a North Carolina prison at the age of 83, his lawyer David Marcus confirmed to Efe Wednesday, who did not provide further details.
Rodríguez Orejuela has been serving a 30-year sentence in the United States since 2006 for drug trafficking.
“I am just saddened to learn that he passed away last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time, “said Marcus.
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Rodríguez Orejuela was one of the leaders and Founders The leadership of Cali Ccartel, he shared with his brother Miguel during the heyday of drug violence in Colombia, and when the missing Capo Pablo Escobar (1949-1993) directed the Medellin cartel.
In April 2020, Marcus called for his release, denouncing Rodriguez Orezuela as an “old man with many chronic diseases.” For that he was in danger of dying early in the epidemic in prison with “terrible” conditions.
On that occasion, Marcus pointed out that the former Kabo was suffering from two types of cancer, colon and prostate. He took refuge in the new law to further reduce the penalty.
However, the authorities rejected the request.Compassion»And his early release and co-founder of the Galli Cardinal had to be imprisoned at Butner Medium in North Carolina.
According to his lawyers, once released, Gilberto Rodriguez Orezuela will live in Bogot with his wife, Miriam Rodriguez, and their daughter, Alexandra Rodriguez.
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