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Colombia trafficker ‘Lollipop’ associates alleged

Ramirez Abadia — nicknamed Chupeta, or Lollipop in Colombian Spanish — gained notoriety in the 1990s as a leader of the Cali-based North Valle drug cartel. A March 2004 indictment issued by a federal grand jury in Washington accused him of shipping about 500 tons of cocaine worth in excess of $10 billion from Colombia to the United States between 1990 and 2004. “At the peak of his career, Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia was one of the wealthiest and most elusive drug traffickers in Colombia,” Adam Szubin, director of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, said in a statement. “Today he is under arrest and his assets are under attack. OFAC will continue its assault on Chupeta’s ill gotten gains until his empire collapses.” Full Story

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