Thursday, July 8, 2021

Colombia's Guillermo León Acevedo Giraldo reeled in

Colombian cops have arrested drug cartel boss and paramilitary leader Guillermo León Acevedo Giraldo. Known as “Memo Fantasma” (Will, the ghost), his career spanned more than three decades. Getting his start in Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel, at the height of his power he was a leader of a paramilitary group and one of the country’s biggest cocaine smugglers.
In the late 1990s, he joined the Central Bolívar Bloque, then the world’s largest paramilitary army and cocaine trafficking group. He went on to build a life in the shadows, hiding behind legitimate businesses that laundered drug cash.