The 60 “have cut ties with the Rodríguez Orejuela narcotics trafficking organization and have instead cooperated with the Colombian authorities,” said Adam Szubin, director of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.Gilberto and Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, once leaders of the Cali drug cartel, are serving prison sentences in the United States after pleading guilty to federal narcotics trafficking and money laundering charges in September 2006.The 60 are employees of Copservir, a company that operated a retail drugstore chain before the Colombian government seized control of its operations in September 2004, the Treasury said. (Reuters)
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