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Colombian man sentenced to 12 years on cocaine conspiracy charges

A Colombian man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for his role in an organization that distributes cocaine into the United States, being held responsible for producing and distributing 325 kilograms of the drug. German Dario Brand Piedrahita, 49, of Medellin, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute cocaine for the purpose of importation into the United States on Sept. 23, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents indicate he was part of a group called Bacrim Los Urabeños, a transnational narco-trafficking organization. It has ties to FARC, or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

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