By Ron Chepesiuk
In the Eighties, Colombia used to be the scene of heritage s greatest gang warfare. The epic demise fight pitted Pablo Escobar, the so referred to as world's maximum outlaw, opposed to the strong Cali Cartel, led through the brothers Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela. The warfare left millions of Colombians lifeless and spawned the time period, narcoterrorism. Who received Pablo Escobar and the way did the struggle play out? writer, Ron Chepesiuk takes the reader behind the curtain of the struggle to the demise and investigates a gangland secret.
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Gilberto lived in a plush hotel and bought two Mercedes and two apartments, while Ochoa purchased four Mercedes and an 8,000-square-foot mansion with a discotheque, swimming pools and tennis courts. The Madrid authorities took notice of the wealthy visitors from South America and began investigating. Discovering that warrants had been issued for their arrests in the United States, Spanish authorities began wiretapping their residence in September 1984. On October 17th, the police arrested Ochoa and Rodriguez.
The enraged drug lord did not go out and murder the snobs. Instead, he built an exact replica of the club on a hillside in the upscale subdivision of Ciudad Jardin and named it Casa Noventa. Chepe also built his own country club outside the city, Villa Brenda, complete with a bridge, statutes of Cali’s heroes, and three large white religious crosses. The Rodriguez brothers used their cocaine profits to build a business empire that penetrated every section of Cali’s economic life. Their organization employed about twenty tax accountants, economists and financial consultants, who worked exclusively on its business and money-laundering activities.
CHAPTER THREE CO-EXISTENCE T HE CALI AND the Medellin cartels had starkly contrasting philosophies toward criminal enterprise, but initially, during the period from the late 1970s through the early 1980s years, they were on basically good relations. According to intelligence sources, Cali and Medellin collaborated on making joint shipments, setting up processing labs, planning assassinations, coordinating their operations, and working together to corrupt the political growing the criminal enterprise process.
Escobar VS Cali. The War of the Cartels by Ron Chepesiuk