The leader of the Clan del Golfo gang from Colombia pleaded guilty to directing a criminal and criminal organization for drug trafficking, and to introducing 96 tons of cocaine into the United States. The Clan del Golfo has murdered prosecutors, lawyers, police officers and witnesses.
The Colombian drug trafficker Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias “Otoniel”, was sentenced to 45 years in prison, this Tuesday, in a federal court in New York.
The leader of the Clan del Golfo gang pleaded guilty to directing a criminal and criminal organization for drug trafficking, conspiring to manufacture and distribute cocaine and having introduced 96 tons of cocaine into the United States, through Central America and Mexico.
Otoniel must also pay 216 million dollars in compensation and 22 million more in fines.
Judge seeks to keep Otoniel in maximum isolation
Otoniel’s lawyers tried to seek a 25-year-old sentence for him, alleging that other drug traffickers tried in the United States without having pleaded guilty had gotten lighter sentences, but the judge replied that the cases had nothing to do with it given the seriousness of the facts. judged in the case of Othniel.
She was in favor of maintaining maximum isolation for Otoniel, since she questioned his requests for forgiveness by assuring that if she had not been in court, she would have continued with what she was doing.
The judge also indicated that there are many who want to communicate with him and not to talk precisely about the peace process in his country and recalled that the Clan del Golfo has assassinated prosecutors, lawyers, police officers and witnesses.
The United States has agreed not to seek life in prison to secure his extradition from Colombia, where he faces the possibility of retrial if he survives long enough to be released in the United States.
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