Loading...
Today:  Saturday, 10 December, 2016
Deposit percent:  
Armenian dram
14.00%
,
US Dollar
8.50%
,
European Euro
7.00%
,
Russian Ruble
9.50%
Media Monitoring

International

World's biggest cocaine dealer El Loco is sentenced to 35 years in New York courtroom after burning off his own fingerprints and getting plastic surgery to evade trial in Colombia

15:00, Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
World's biggest cocaine dealer El Loco is sentenced to 35 years in New York courtroom after burning off his own fingerprints and getting plastic surgery to evade trial in Colombia

A Colombian drug kingpin was sentenced on Monday to 35 years in a U.S. prison for engaging in a multi-million dollar scheme to manufacture hundreds of tons of cocaine that he trafficked throughout the world.
     Daniel Barrera Barrera, also known as 'Loco' or 'The Madman', was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan after pleading guilty to various narcotic-related charges and to having conspired to engage in money laundering.
     Woods, who also fined Barrera $10 million and ordered him to forfeit the same amount, called the Colombian national a 'smart, talented, maybe even gifted man' who went from working as a farm hand to heading a violent drug trafficking organization.
     'Simply put, the scope of the offense here is staggering,' Woods said.
     Speaking through a Spanish translator before the sentence was imposed, Barrera said he wanted the opportunity to be released from prison someday and see his grandchildren.
     'I ask for my family's forgiveness for all of the suffering I have caused them,' he said.
     According to authorities, Barrera, 48, had been one of the most prolific drug traffickers of the last two decades before his capture in Venezuela in 2012 following years in hiding.

A wealth of evidence was collected against the cosmetically enhanced drug lord, who had several plastic surgeries and tried to burn off his fingerprints with acid to mask his identity.
     Evidence against Barrera included photographs and other documents related to the seizures of cocaine shipments off the coasts of Venezuela and Florida.
     Prosecutors said that from 1998 to 2010, Barrera ran a cocaine manufacturing and trafficking syndicate that produced an estimated 5,000 kilograms of cocaine a month, resulting in more than 720 tons of cocaine being produced during the scheme.
     Barrera bought raw cocaine paste from the leftist rebel group FARC and processed it in laboratories in areas controlled by a now-demobilized paramilitary group, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC, authorities said.

5065 | 1
|
Like and Subscribe
Facebook
ВКонтакте
MAMUL.am