Organized crime

Rastrojos

The “Rastrojos” is a drug trafficking organization that exports cocaine mainly from Colombia’s Pacific coast and to Venezuela. Unlike the majority of other major Colombian drug trafficking organizations, the Rastrojos…

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La Constru

La Constru is a paramilitary group that is active in Putumayo, one of Colombia’s most important coca cultivation regions and strategically located along the Ecuadorean border. The group first manifested itself in…

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Caparrapos

Paramilitary group “Los Caparrapos” operates in the north of Colombia, specifically in Bajo Cauca, a gold-rich region in the Antioquia province. The group was initially formed in 1996 by “Macaco,”…

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Puntilleros

“Los Puntilleros” is the name given to paramilitary groups “Bloque Meta” and “Libertadores de Vichada,” two rival factions of AUC dissident group ERPAC. The Puntilleros is considered a Class A Organized…

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‘Puntilla’

Oscar Mauricio Pachon, a.k.a. “Puntilla,” was allegedly one of Colombia’s most elusive drug kingpins, the alleged leader of “Los Puntilleros” and patron of many politicians and state officials. Puntilla was born in…

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