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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Seal soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States, which spawns the birth of the Medellin Cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House with the Iran-Contra scandal.
Pumasok na ang cartel Medellin, Colombia kaya nga marami na naman makikita cocaine [The Medellin cartel of Colombia has entered the country so we're seeing a lot of cocaine]," Duterte said during the national assembly of barangay leaders in Pasay City Monday night.
Until he was shot dead in 1993, cocaine king Pablo Escobar ran the murderous Medellin Cartel. But now the city is a cool holiday destination and business is booming.
Steven claims the video was shot by a hitman for Escobar's Medellin Cartel after they met in a local bar.
The last three seasons of Narcos showed us how DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena tracked down Pablo Escobar and his infamous Medellin cartel, before putting paid to his rival Cali operatives.
The Medellin Cartel also detonated a car bomb in the capital Bogota in 1993, killing 25.
The billionaire head of the Medellin cartel dominated the international trade in the 1980s and was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people.
In the August, September and October of 2016 they visited the country - with trips including stop-offs in the capital city, Bogota, and Medellin, once home of one of the world's most notorious drug syndicates the Medellin Cartel.
Providing airplane-based aid to the CIA, the DEA, the Medellin Cartel, and the Nicaraguan contras, the airstrip from which he flew guns, drugs, and rebels in and out was in Mena, Arkansas, during years Bill Clinton was governor.
Police say he ran the most sophisticated smuggling route on the Pacific coast of South America, and they compared it to Escobar's Medellin cartel of three decades ago because of it sought to dominate the entire cocaine supply chain from production to its distribution in the U.S.
His tattooed skin and wild, unkempt hair reminded me of men in my Medellin Cartel. A true barbarian if ever there was one.