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| 5/18/2009 12:00:00 AM

Colombian cocaine ring targeted by UK

May 18 -- Britain is to target one of the most notorious Colombian cocaine syndicates by demanding the extradition of its key members to face trial in the UK.

Prosecutors have drawn up a hit-list of targets connected to the powerful Cali cartel following evidence linking them to the supply of drugs throughout Britain. The development follows the first extradition to the UK from Colombia since the countries signed a treaty in 1889.

Colombian national Carlos Arturo Sanchez-Corovado, 43, pleaded guilty at Southwark crown court on Friday to his involvement in Britain's biggest drugs ring, a London-based syndicate with direct links to the Cali cartel, once regarded as the world's dominant cocaine supplier.
 
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