A great article on The Urabeños and the challenges for Colombia after the peace talks, though it was written by Jeremy McDermott last year, it is a must read for those who study the region and FARC’s peace process.
While the Urabeños are presently established as Colombia‘s top drug trafficking group, it remains to be seen how the evolution of organized crime in Colombia, and the future of the BACRIM, will play out. Below are some predictions.
The president of the Urabeños board of directors, Dario Antonio Usuga David, alias “Otoniel,” will fall. It is not a question of “if,” simply “when.” He not only has the invigorated Colombian police intelligence apparatus chasing him, but international agencies including the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).