Don Mario promises to compensate his victims


The infamous drug lord Daniel Rendon Herrera, alias Don Mario, promised on Monday to deliver millions of dollars worth of goods and cash as reparation to his victims.

Don Mario’s statement was made at the beginning of his first free hearing on Monday morning in compliance with Colombia’s Justice and Peace Process before the Prosecutor General’s Office in Bogota, reported Colombian media on Wednesday.

The drug kingpin and paramilitary leader announced that he was ready to confess the whole truth regarding the criminal activities of the Centaurs Bloc of the AUC paramilitaries, to which Don Mario was linked between 1991 and 2004.

Rendon Herrera also admitted that the Centaurs Bloc practiced the forced recruitment of minors into their troops and that his paramilitary faction was largely financed by narcotics trafficking.

Don Mario was captured along with 18 members of his security ring on April 16 2009, in a rural area of Colombia’s department of Antioquia.

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