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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 01:00 PM

Medellin Police are city’s crime syndicate’s ‘biggest ally': Capo

Source: Colombia Reports

Medellin Police are city’s crime syndicate’s ‘biggest ally': Capo
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 22, 2015

The biggest ally of Medellin crime syndicate “Oficina de Envigado” is the city’s own police department, a commander of the group told television network Caracol.

The Oficina, founded in the 1980s by late drug lord Pablo Escobar, is the main criminal organization in Medellin and has controlled the many drug trafficking, drug dealing and extortion rackets taking place in the city for decades.

The organization was long controlled by former paramilitary commander “Don Berna,” but violently reorganized after the AUC chief was extradited to the United States in 2008 where he is currently serving a 31-year prison sentence for drug trafficking.

The commander admitted that most of his group’s income is derived from drug dealing and trafficking, and extortion, or “contributions to security” in neighborhoods where police have no to little control.



Read more: http://colombiareports.com/medellin-police-are-citys-crime-syndicates-biggest-ally-capo/

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Judi Lynn Jun 2015 OP
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Demeter Jun 2015 #2
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 01:07 PM

1. Taking their cues from the Wall street Journal's favorite Colombian ex-president, no doubt.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 01:09 PM

2. It's always the case that the police are bought, if the crime is big enough and profitable

 

This is not a surprise to anyone, surely?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 01:57 PM

3. Doesn't this happen all over central America?

The police are the first ones to sell out to the drug lords.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:27 PM

4. isn't it the other way around--the cartels learn their corbatas from the police, not the other way

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