posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 09:23 PM
Early Saturday aboard a U.S. government plane, becoming the most powerful Colombian trafficker ever extradited to the United States.Rodriguez Orejuela
faces trial in federal courts in Miami and New York for plots to smuggle coc aine and launder money.He arrived before dawn and was sent to a
downtown jail, across the street from a courthouse where he was scheduled to make his initial appearance Monday, said a Drug Enforcement
Administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said: "Those who violate federal drug laws should never believe that drug trafficking from outside our borders
puts them beyond the reach of justice. ...
Colombia's Supreme Court has yet to rule on a U.S. extradition request for Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela.
Rodriguez Orejuela and his brother, Miguel, ran the Cali drug cartel, which is thought to have controlled 80% of the global coc aine trade in the
In 2002, Gilberto was released from prison early for good behaviour.
Four months later he was re-arrested, at which point the US presented its case for extradition
The extradition of 65-year-old Gilberto, once one of the richest men in the world, follows a long investigation by the US authorities... ..
I wonder what status he'll be at in jail.... and how many favoures all that money is gonna buy him..:bnghd:
And who's gonna be in his close nit fan club and who will be shouved out..