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NCJ Number: 155857 Find in a Library
Title: Medellin's New Generation
Journal: American Spectator  Volume:24  Dated:(December 1991)  Pages:22-25
Author(s): J R Adams
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Colombia's largest cocaine syndicate, the Medellin Cartel, has not been daunted by the arrest of its leaders and U.S. investigations of its money launderers; now reorganizing, and just as ruthless as ever, the cartel is learning from its past mistakes.
Abstract: The Medellin Cartel is regrouping under younger, more sophisticated, and more dangerous leadership. Cartel leaders control peasants in Peru and Bolivia who grow coca leaves for a living so that peasants do not branch out into their own businesses. Further, cartel members do not hesitate to employ violent means, including assassinations, to achieve their goals and are not intimidated by government efforts to stop their activities. Characteristics of past cartel leaders, including Carlos Lehder and Pablo Escobar, and those of younger leaders now emerging are described. Tensions between the Medellin Cartel and the Cali Cartel are noted.
Main Term(s): Drug manufacturing
Index Term(s): Bolivia; Cocaine; Colombia; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Drug smuggling; International drug law enforcement; Money laundering; Peru; Violent crimes
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