Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Medellín cartel co-founder transferred to Germany after US prison

Carlos Lehder Rivas smuggled cocaine worth billions to the US in the 1970s and 80s.Colombian drug lord Carlos Lehder Rivas, who helped create the Medellin cartel along with Pablo Escobar has been extradited to Germany after serving 30 years in a US prison. The 70 year-old landed in Frankfurt on Tuesday morning before he was handed over to the German authorities. Lehder has both German and Colombian citizenship. He was sentenced by a U.S. court to 134 years in prison in 1987 but cooperated. Lehder is reported to be seriously ill.