Murillo 27 years in prison

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Once one of the most fearing paramilitary leader in Medellín, an almost succesor of the Pablo Escobar reign got a plea agreement of 27 to 33 years to serve in prison before a court in Manhattan. “Don Berna”, the criminal nick name of Diego Murillo, 47, has recognized that he conspired with military, political and “anti-communist” forces to smuggle cocaine into US. He is one of the 14 paramilitary leaders extradited to US courts last May 13 by president Álvaro Uribe with the reason they were not cooperating enough in the Colombian peace process. The paramilitary leaders were among the most wanted drug dealers by US and most of them have been prosecuted to serve sentences as long as 45 years. However, Murillo is also charged in Colombian courts by crimes against humanity and human rights violation.

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