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Jorge Mario Paredes-Cordova (Captured)

Date of Birth: 1/9/66
Place of Birth: Guatemala
Height: 5’7” Weight: 330 lbs.
Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black

Jorge Mario Paredes-Cordova was the leader of a Guatemalan drug trafficking organization that employed criminal associates in Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico and El Salvador to facilitate the transportation of multi-ton cocaine shipments into Guatemala via air, land and sea routes. Upon arrival in Guatemala, the cocaine was either sold to a third party bulk distributor or shipped directly to the United States by the Paredes Organization. The Paredes Organization had criminal associates in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, New York and Georgia who distributed the cocaine, collected the proceeds from the cocaine sales, and smuggled bulk cash shipments exceeding $1million back to the Paredes Organization in Guatemala. In August 2003, Paredes-Cordova was indicted in the Southern District of New York under Title 21, U.S.C. sec. 846 and sec. 963.

On May 1, 2008, Jorge Mario Paredes-Cordova was captured in San Pedro Sula, Honduras by the Honduran National Police.

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