Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Colombian gangster Diego Optra sunk by social media

Diego Optra is a crime boss who heads a ruthless gang called La Local in Buenaventura. In addition to drug trafficking and extortion, La Local was behind over 90% of the city’s homicides. Optra evaded cops for months, but he left a digital trail in an active Instagram profile. Fans were regaled with Optra donning diamond-encrusted bracelets, designer clothes, and an arsenal of guns. Instagram is currently the leading platform for selling drugs to consumers, while Facebook comes a close second.

Gangsters use social media to publicize their exploits, cement loyalties, recruit, and intimidate their enemies.