Medellin cartel

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Noun1.Medellin cartel - a drug cartel in ColombiaMedellin cartel - a drug cartel in Colombia; controlled the production of cocaine from the 1970s until 1993 when the leader was killed
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
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AS the leader of Colombia's notorious Medellin drug cartel, Pablo Escobar was responsible for the deaths of 5,000 people.
Zeta Jones, as is being widely reported in the USA, will play Griselda Blanco, the first and only woman to rise to the higher echelons of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel.
In 1999, Noriega had been convicted in absentia in France of using $3 million in proceeds from Colombia's Medellin drug cartel drug trade to buy property there.
Also in 2009, Fisher published The Accountant's Story, a collaboration with Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, one of the leaders of the infamous Medellin drug cartel.
Ever since its critically acclaimed world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and subsequent European premiere at The Cannes Film Festival, ESPN Films' documentary The Two Escobars has thrilled film lovers and sports fans worldwide with the parallel stories of Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar and the unrelated, yet notorious Medellin drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar.
They also said that he helped Colombia's Medellin drug cartel by authorising the transport of cocaine through Panama to the US.
Roberto, who was to become known as his brother's "accountant", said Pablo's Medellin drug cartel was making so much cash, it spent pounds 1200 a month on rubber bands just to hold the wads of dollar bills together.