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Sentences forCarlos Lehder

  • He and cartel co-founder Carlos Lehder worked together to develop a new trans-shipment point in the Bahamas, an island called Norman's Cay about 220 miles southeast of the Florida coast.Pablo Escobar-Wikipedia
  • They expand beyond Moreno's small cocaine processing lab by building additional, larger labs in the rainforest and, using the expertise of Carlos Lehder, transport their product in bulk to Miami, where it gains notoriety amongst the rich and famous.Narcos-Wikipedia
  • Mollà made his Hollywood debut in the 2001 biographical crime film Blow, where he played a villainous drug trafficker based on Carlos Lehder.Jordi Mollà-Wikipedia
  • His cellmate Diego Delgado has contacts in the Medellin cartel and convinces George to help him go into the cocaine business.Blow (film)-Wikipedia
  • Jack Carlton Reed, (September 30, 1930 – October 12, 2009) was a drug smuggler and co-defendant of the Colombian drug baron and Medellín Cartel co-founder Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas.Jack Carlton Reed-Wikipedia
  • Others state that the alleged cartel-guerrilla relationship was unlikely to occur at the time because the two organizations had been having several standoffs and confrontations, like the kidnappings by M-19 of drug lord Carlos Lehder and of Nieves Ochoa, the sister of Juan David Ochoa.Medellín Cartel-Wikipedia

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