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Federal Judge sentences leader of Colombian cartel to 11 years in prison

January 15, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Federal Judge sentences leader of Colombian cartel to 11 years in prison

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A judge sentenced a leader of a Colombian drug cartel leader known as “Papa Grande” to 11 years in prison in New Jersey Federal District Court on Wednesday.

Salomon Camacho Mora, 71 pleaded guilty to one count of drug trafficking before U.S. District Judge William H. Wells back on October of 2014.

U.S. authorities listed Mora as a high priority target who has been wanted since 2001 for his role in a transnational cocaine ring operating out of Colombia.

Mora was a fugitive until he was nabbed in 2010 by the Venezuelan government and expelled from the country.

Prosecutors said Mora’s organization moved”multi-ton quantities of cocaine,” from Colombia through Venezuelan shipping ports and to drug trafficking syndicates in the United States, including Puerto Rico.

Mora was also ordered to forfeit $1.6 million and eight properties in Colombia, including a motel, penthouse apartment, farms totaling more than 10,000 acres and beachfront property, by Wells. He will also have five years supervised released after his sentence is completed.

An accomplice who helped deliver drugs to places in New Jersey, Hector Fabio Garcia, was arrested in Colombia, extradited and pleaded guilty to drug charges in 2010, court records show.

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