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| 2009/03/05 00:00

Top Colombian drug trafficker to sell out former partners to US authorities

Mar 05 -- Colombia has extradited to the US one of the "Twins", a powerful drugs trafficker, who has vowed to cooperate fully with the justice system and sell out his former partners and the members of the security forces who helped him move hundreds of tons of cocaine.

Top Colombian drug trafficker to sell out former partners to US authorities

"He has told me that he wants to fully cooperate with the justice system," said Angélica Mari­a Marti­nez, a lawyer for Miguel Angel Mejia, who is now on US soil awaiting trail on drugs trafficking charges.

If Mr Mejia does give up all he learned in more than two decades in the bowels of the Colombian underworld, the implications could be dramatic for cocaine smuggling. Miguel and his twin brother, Victor, whose organisation became known as the "Twins Cartel", worked their way up the criminal ladder, starting as assassins, then specialising in moving large cocaine shipments by sea, into the US and into Europe via Albania.
 
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