The Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel
For 20 years, the Cali drug cartel shipped thousands of tons of cocaine across the world, laundered billions of dollars in profits and was responsible for countless murders and assassinations. It ultimately controlled 70 percent of the world’s cocaine market, flooding towns and cities with the addictive white powder dubbed the “champagne of drugs.”
Through organized violence, terrorism, intimidation and bribery, the cartel became a major threat to Colombia’s fragile stability. It also brought an unprecedented degree of strategy and planning to the drugs trade. It would take more than two decades and a global effort to bring it down. Narcos Inc: The Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel by Ron Chepesiuk is out now.