Narcotics Rewards Program: Rodrigo Londoqo-Echeverry

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

WANTED

Rodrigo Londono-Echeverry

Also known as "Timochenko” and "Timoleon JIMENEZ"
Date of Birth: 01/22/1959
Place of Birth: Calarca, Quindio, Colombia

The FARC is a foreign terrorist organization in Colombia that was established in 1964 with a Marxist philosophy and the declared intent to overthrow the democratic Colombian government. The FARC is Latin America's oldest, largest, most capable and best-equipped insurgency -- with perhaps 12,000 fighters and thousands of supporters, mostly in rural areas. In addition to its attacks on Colombian military, political and economic targets, the FARC's various fronts are deeply involved in narcotics trafficking, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, murder and other criminal activities. Today, the FARC controls the majority of cocaine manufacturing and distribution within Colombia, and is responsible for much of the world's cocaine supply and what is trafficked to the United States.

Rodrigo LONDONO-Echeverry, also known as "Timochenko” and "Timoleon JIMENEZ" was a Secretariat Member and Advisor to Magdalena Medio Bloc. He set the FARC’s cocaine policies directing and controlling (i) the production, manufacture, and distribution of hundreds of tons of cocaine to the United States and the world; (ii) the "taxation" of the drug trade in Colombia to raise funds for the FARC; and, (iii) the murder of hundreds of people who violated or interfered with the FARC’s cocaine policies. In 2000, along with Pastor Alape, he ordered the Magdalena Medio Bloc to retake coca territory, shoot down fumigation aircrafts, increase coca production, kidnap United States citizens, and to kill farmers who sold cocaine paste to non-FARC buyers. After the death of Guillermo Leon Saenz-Vargas, also known as “Alfonso Cano,” in November 2011, LONDONO-Echeverry was tapped to be the head of the FARC in Colombia.

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Rodrigo LONDONO-Echeverry.