Timeline

Crime Files

Timeline

Born 1 December 1949The Victims Many ordinary citizens, scores of journalists, over 1,000 police officers, more than 200 judges, an attorney general, Colombian presidential candidates and a justice minister.ArrestedMay 1976 – drug possession: cocaine (charges dropped) 18 November 1986 – drug smuggling (indicted) 18 November 1986 – racketeering (indicted)Sentenced 1991 – handed himself in to Colombian government in exchange for no extradition to the United States 22 July 1992 – escaped from prisonDied 2 December 1993