Criminals similar to or like José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha

Colombian drug lord who was one of the leaders of the notorious Medellín Cartel along with the Ochoa Brothers and Pablo Escobar. Wikipedia

  • Colombian drug trafficker who was one of the key founding members of the notorious Medellín Cartel in the late 1970s. The cartel's key members were Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder, José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha, Wikipedia

  • Pablo Escobar

    Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist who was the founder and sole leader of the Medellín Cartel. Wealthiest criminal in history, having amassed an estimated net worth of US$30 billion by the time of his death—equivalent to $ billion as of —while his drug cartel monopolized the cocaine trade into the United States in the 1980s and early 1990s. Wikipedia

  • Carlos Lehder

    German-Colombian former drug lord who was co-founder of the Medellín Cartel. Released from prison in the United States after 33 years in 2020. Wikipedia

  • Colombian drug trafficker and one of the founders of the Medellín Cartel, a major drug trafficking cartel based in the city of Medellín. The elder brother of Jorge Luis and Fabio Ochoa Vásquez, powerful figures inside the Medellín Cartel. Wikipedia

  • Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld during the 1980s through the early 2000s. Responsible for up to 2,000 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California. Wikipedia

  • Medellín Cartel

    Powerful and highly organized Colombian drug cartel and terrorist-type criminal organization originating in the city of Medellín, Colombia that was founded and led by Pablo Escobar. The drug cartel operated from 1972 to 1993 in Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Central America, Peru, the United States (which included cities such as Los Angeles and Miami), as well as in Canada. Wikipedia

  • Stephen Murphy (civil servant)

    American retired federal agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who, along with Javier Peña, was one of the lead investigators in the manhunt of Colombian drug lord and leader of the Medellín Cartel, Pablo Escobar. Murphy grew up in Princeton, West Virginia where he graduated from Princeton High School in 1974 and attended West Virginia University for a year. Wikipedia

  • Sebastián Marroquín

    Colombian architect, author, the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and father of Juan Emilio Escobar and Santiago Montoya. Juan Escobar, his mother, and his sister Manuela first fled to Mozambique, then traveled on tourist visas to Argentina, where they ultimately remained and became citizens in exile from their native Colombia. Wikipedia

  • Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela

    Colombian former drug lord, who once was one of the leaders of the Cali Cartel, based in the city of Cali. Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, along with his brother Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela and José Santacruz Londoño, formed the Cali Cartel in the 1970s. Wikipedia

  • Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord

    2012 Colombian telenovela produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, based on a true story about the life of Pablo Escobar – the notorious druglord. Available only in Spanish. Wikipedia

  • Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela

    Colombian drug lord, formerly one of the leaders of the Cali Cartel, based in the city of Cali. Younger brother of Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela. Wikipedia

  • Former leading member of the Medellín cocaine trafficking cartel, along with his older brothers Juan David and Jorge Luis. His role briefly made him a billionaire. Wikipedia

  • One of the top Colombian cocaine traffickers, and regarded as one of the leaders of the Medellín Cartel. He had strong influence in Leticia, the capital of the Amazonas region of Colombia. Wikipedia

  • Commercial airline pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel. Convicted of smuggling charges, he became an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration and testified in several major drug trials. Wikipedia

  • Top-ranking member of Colombia's notorious Medellín Cartel. Considered among the major drug traffickers in the Santa Marta region and the reputed chief of Caribbean coast operations on the cartel's behalf. Wikipedia

  • Rodrigo Lara

    Colombian lawyer and politician, who served as Minister of Justice under President Belisario Betancur, and was assassinated by orders of Pablo Escobar because of his work as Minister in prosecuting cocaine traffickers mainly belonging to the Medellín Cartel. Lara's death led to Escobar's indictment for murder and a long running controversy over extradition in Colombia that would ultimately cost thousands of lives. Wikipedia

  • Colombian former hitman for the Medellín Cartel, a drug trafficking group. Described as at one point being the "chief assassin" for the Cartel's leader Pablo Escobar. Wikipedia

  • Drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel in the late 1970s and early 80s, who later became a key informant against the organization. Probably the single most valuable government witness in drug matters that this country has ever known." Wikipedia

  • Colombian drug lord who headed a multimillion-dollar cocaine empire associated with the Medellín Cartel and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Vargas became one of the richest drug lords in Colombia, as well as one of the most wanted by police. Wikipedia

  • Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar

    Translation of the title "Amando a Pablo, odiando a Escobar", a memoir of the Colombian author and journalist Virginia Vallejo. Originally written in Spanish and was published by Random House Mondadori on 22 September 2007, and Random House Inc. of New York on 4 October 2007. Wikipedia

  • Drug barons of Colombia

    Drug barons of Colombia refer to some of the most notable drug lords which operate in illegal drug trafficking in Colombia. Several of them, notably Pablo Escobar, were long considered among the world's most dangerous and most wanted men by U.S. intelligence. Wikipedia

  • Colombian paramilitary group supported by drug cartels, U.S. corporations, Colombian politicians, and wealthy landowners during the 1980s to protect their economic interests and fight kidnapping. Muerte a Secuestradores has assassinated political opponents and community organizers, and waged counterinsurgency warfare against guerrilla movements such as the FARC-EP and the M-19. Wikipedia

  • Cali Cartel

    Drug cartel based in southern Colombia, around the city of Cali and the Valle del Cauca Department. Its founders were the brothers Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela and Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, and José Santacruz Londoño. Wikipedia

  • American retired DEA agent who investigated Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel with his former colleague Stephen Murphy and the Colombia National Police. Peña worked as a consultant on the Netflix series Narcos. Wikipedia

  • Organization created by Colombian drug lords in the early 1980s. Their motto was: "We prefer a grave in Colombia to a prison in the United States." Wikipedia

  • Jorge Ayala

    Former hitman for Medellín Cartel leader, Griselda Blanco. Sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Wikipedia

  • Bolivian drug cartel and criminal organization, headed in the 1970s and 1980s by notorious drug lord Roberto Suárez Goméz, known as the "King of Cocaine". Founded in the 1970s by several drug traffickers and transnational criminals. Wikipedia

  • Antonio Cárdenas Guillén

    Mexican drug lord and co-leader of the Gulf Cartel, a drug trafficking organization based in Tamaulipas. He headed the criminal group along with Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez. Wikipedia

  • Major Colombian emerald magnate who was intimately connected to the notorious Medellín cartel and widely suspected of involvement in drug trafficking during the 1980s. Born in Tudela, in the town of Paime, Cundinamarca. Wikipedia

  • Amado Carrillo Fuentes

    Mexican drug lord who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado Carrillo became known as "El Señor de Los Cielos" ("The Lord of the Skies"), because of the large fleet of jets he used to transport drugs. Wikipedia


Sentences forJosé Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha

  • The growth of the organization was supported by the economic and military support provided by drug lord Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha, going from a group of about 60 individuals to about 500.Héctor Germán Buitrago-Wikipedia
  • Furthermore, Rodríguez Gacha wanted to get hold of the emerald business and had made a failed attempt to elbow Molina and Carranza out of the emerald profession.Gilberto Molina-Wikipedia
  • The pickup went as planned this time, and the cameras successfully photographed Seal and several Nicaraguan soldiers loading cocaine onto the plane, aided by Pablo Escobar, Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha (another important cartel member), and Federico Vaughan.Barry Seal-Wikipedia
  • Drug lord José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha, also known as "the Mexican", was apparently involved in the murder as a sponsor.Jaime Pardo Leal-Wikipedia
  • It was then that Molina met a young Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha, "El Mexicano," who would become years later the most feared kingpin in the infamous Medellín Cartel.Gilberto Molina-Wikipedia
  • He eventually became associated with drug lords José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha and Pablo Escobar, the wealthy and powerful leader of the Medellín Cartel.Leonidas Vargas-Wikipedia
  • At some point, and probably as a result of his connections with Rodríguez Gacha, Molina apparently also became involved with drug trafficking and with the sponsorship of paramilitary right-wing organizations.Gilberto Molina-Wikipedia
  • The Colombian government initially suspected Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha a.k.a. "The Mexican".Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera-Wikipedia
  • According to John Jairo Velásquez a.k.a. "Popeye" and Luis Carlos Aguilar a.k.a. "El Mugre", former hitmen of Pablo Escobar, the assassination was planned in a farm by Escobar, Gonzalo Rodríguez a.k.a. "El Mexicano", Liberal political leader Alberto Santofimio and others.Luis Carlos Galán-Wikipedia
  • The cartel's key members were Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder, José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha,Jorge Luis Ochoa Vásquez-Wikipedia
  • An anonymous call to a radio station in Medellin attributed the murder to the paramilitary organization of Fidel Castaño, who apparently had inherited the criminal structure of Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha, who had been killed months before.Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa-Wikipedia
  • Belisario Betancourt, Virgilio Barco and Cesar Gaviria were three Colombian presidents that constantly battled against drug cartels, especially the one known as Los Extraditables led by Pablo Escobar Gaviria and Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha.Narcoterrorism-Wikipedia
  • Tranquilandia was constructed for the Medellín Cartel by José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha, also known as the Mexican.Tranquilandia-Wikipedia

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