Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Daniel Barrera: "The last of the great capos" gets 35 years in N.Y. sentencing

Lucio R. Borderland Beat Material from archives, U.S. website and The Guardian

Barrera being extradited to the U.S.
Colombia describes Barrera “the last of the great capos”….


Dusk was falling in the evening of 2012 as the ordinary looking middle-aged man, parked his car opposite the towering white statue of an angel in the Andean mountain city of San Cristobal near Venezuela's border with Colombia.

Daniel Barrera walked the few feet to a bank of public payphones facing the church, picked up the handset and dialed a number. He had barely begun his conversation when, to the shock of shopkeepers and passers-by, dozens of armed police appeared - and the 20-year career of the last of the notorious Colombian drug barons was over.

Known simply as "el Loco" - "the crazy one" - for his for violent mood swings and ruthless dispatch of rivals, Barrera was captured by Venezuelan security officers without a fight last week as he telephoned a subordinate to issue instructions.

"He just shrugged and had the look of a resigned man who knew his time was up," a street vendor who witnessed the arrest told The Sunday Telegraph. "The National Guard pulled up on motorbikes and he surrendered without a struggle. It was over in no time."


The Venezuelan swoop was conducted after a months-long monitoring operation in coordination with Colombia,  Britain's MI6 and American intelligence,  an indication of the depth of concerns about Barrera's kingpin status trafficking cocaine to the US and Europe.

He has been described as the trafficker “most like Pablo Escobar”, and one who had elected to change his appearance through plastic surgery, and altering his fingerprints by using acid.

The Colombian, 48, eventually pleaded guilty  to charges by the United States, and on Monday a Manhattan judge, Gregory Woods, described Barrera’s crimes “staggering”, sentenced Barrera to 35 years in prison.

Judge Woods rejected Barrera’s defense plea for leniency. The leniency please was centered on the guilty plea, offer of cooperation.

The sentence also included a 10 million dollar forfeiture in addition to a 10M dollar fine.

U.S. prosecutors contend that Barrera had shipped, tons of cocaine to the United States,  in a massive drug trafficking operation.  The operation trafficked drugs to four continents using narco subs to transport the product.



Barrera admitted to the distribution of 400 tons per month during the years of 1998 to 2011.  He was captured in Venezuela in 2012 and extradited to the U.S. in 2013, where he changed his not guilty plea to guilty in 2014.

His attorneys asked for consideration of a lesser sentence, stating his clients offer to provide information with information had been rejected.  The information included directing the U.S. to a bomb maker and top member of FARC. He was a key associate of FARC.

The offer was rejected.
48 of Barrera's vehicles seized at one of his properties
The U.S. refuted that there was a rejection of such important information, stating they were able to develop the information independent of Barrera’s cooperation.

Barrera spoke at the sentencing hearing stating it is his hope that one day he will be able to see his grandchildren.

Prior to sentencing, Barrera told the judge he hoped to someday again to enjoy and see his grandchildren.  He also asked for his family’s forgiveness for the suffering they have endured because of his actions.

The sentencing filing below was filed yesterday and contains facts and specifics of the case:


46 comments:

  1. "The last of the great capos"
    Offer of Cooperation? Wtf!!!

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    1. If he was that huge moving "400 tons a month"....Why was he arrested in venezuela like any street thug without body guard, making a phone call from a public phone. With 20 million dollar fine? Moving that much weight would had made him billions of dollars/month, enough to go to war with all the capos, north to south. LoL

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    2. None of that drugs or money was his, el Loco Barrera was/is just another fall guy...

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    3. @ 10:04 You are full of it.

      You think he was going to be risking his and his family's life for nothing. Obviously there are bigger monsters above him, who probably kept a good chunk of the drug traficking. But he was definitely not that huge, if he had been things would had gone down a diff way... Like not getting extradited or at least not that fast. Smfh'

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    4. When nobody is going to listen to you, garranteed, no witnesses are going to be called to testify on your behalf, and your testimony is not wanted or needed and won't be on the record any time soon, that is to protect THE PRESIDENTE, IN THIS CASE, ALVARO URIBE VELEZ, FOR THE LAST 30 OR 40 YEARS, in colombia...

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  2. Daniel Barrera was a bigger boss than chapo

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    1. not even close...chapo was the Boss of Mexico from 2001 until just recently...and when he escapes again he will be yet again the Boss of Mexico...

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    2. Thats why he in jail lol i can agree if you said he bigger than el mencho or the beltran family but guzman no way amigo

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    3. I guess that's important to some people, huh? I don't understand how there can be any admiration for people who kill.

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    4. who the fuck cares whos the biggest. money only has so.much value past a certain point.i gltta hunch most people on here dont have too much cash because they write like they dont understand

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    5. @5:59 AM Unfair comparison. Different countries. Barrera rose to the top of his trade in his country and El Chapo did the same in his. Leave it at that.

      Who cares who was bigger anyway? Both made a lot of money but both will die in jail... Not a place I would want to spend my last days.

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    6. Who can you Chapo was the boss of Mexico when Sinaloa itself has different fractions and he didn't even have full control of that state.

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    7. Daniel el loco barrera's plea is not being accepted because the US government does not want el loco to say who was the biiig guy behind him, presidente juan manuel santos or alvaro uribe velez, or both colombian presidentes...they in cahoots with mexican pooliticians like epn and the duartes and the rest of the inner circles and "Comunidad del Anillo" and "la Cofradia de la Mano Caida" and "la hermandad policiaca" del DF

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    8. Mx with colombian politicians are all in it, playing the us govt like a pimp plays its bitch...

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  3. Ouch! Humiliated with 35yrs AND canary reject...not such a 'great capo'.

    Canadian girl

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    1. I know right? To be honest with you I didn't even know about this guy 'till I read about him in BB,another example of living the life with bitches, parties, a lot of money,mountains of coca on tha table with plenty of pisto and shit, all for what? Was it worth it canadian baby?
      From....

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  4. Damn, that's a lot of blow !
    Good on that judge
    And thanks Lucio

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  5. Colombians laugh at Sinaloa corridos how they say that they are the world's hardest cartel lol

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    1. Mexicans laugh at COLOMBIANS
      Because they once had it all; Mexicans also laugh at COLOMBIANS because they swear they're still running shit, really it's the Bolivians and Peruvians. Colombians got cut out and now work for THE MEXICANS who in turn are now laughing all the way to the bank. , As for the MEXICAN corridos they've been part of the Mexican culture for decades. Just like that nasty ass AGUA-ARDIENTE and Fried plantains..maybe the Colombians are still bitter and should go back and focus on soccer, or boxing..

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    2. Most mexicans do laugh at corridos its all entertainment

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    3. 7:59 & 1:20; I laugh at people who with time to argue over pointless things....like what citizens of other countries laugh at.

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  6. Loco Barrera Eso Te Paso Por Querer Voltiarte al Chapo Guzman Sabias que con sinaloa no ivas a poder i mejor te entregastes Medallo i Sinaloa Siempre Al Mando aunque les cale a mucho tierra de hombres bragados Don Pablo I Don Chapo Siempre Jefes De La Mafia
    .El Sangre Fria.

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    1. 9:30 el ex-presidente de colombia alvaro uribe velez acabó con pablo escobary todos los demás, incluido mexico, desde arriba del gobierno haciendose pasar por un pendejo, por su gato de los nsrcos, por un niño bonito, y hasta por su socio, check, check, check...

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    2. Hmmm.. Good Point.. Tu comentario puede k sea cierto.. Xke hace sentido.. Eres Colombiano?? Nomas pregunto xke Si eres d alla Pues Si conoces mejor de como se mueve el agua alla.. O Conoces d como trabajan los Sinaloenses.. Como sea k sea a mi Si me convensiste k esa llamada la hizo pa entregarse.

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  7. Please, El Loco Barrera, must have been sending drugs to mars too.
    His partners remain untouched, working for the new "powers that be" that still support former culonbian presidente Alvaro Uribe Velez, and now presidente "el traidor" Juan Manuel Santos, bit of whom have worked tightly hand on hand fighting the "culombian guerrillas" and the drug traffickers with their own narco autodefensas unidas de colombia "de Alvaro Uribe" both presidentes working with all of the involved to steal the international drug trafficking business from anybody, including the mexican narcos, in exchange for US military bases all over Culombia to protect the US share of the bizznezzzz.
    It is no coincidence that drug trafficking continues unabated all over the world...no matter how many "locos" emerge or come down...

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    1. Do you really have to wind the same shit on EVERY story?
      Every story has 23 comments by you,usually some hating shit?What a hateful little payoso you are

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    2. Tormenting the mods of BB again,not to mention all of us.
      Millie strikes again,anti US boredom again,BB getting trolled for ever

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    3. Exhibiting and exposing the Great Satan's corruption and two faced double dealing is not at all boring, for some of us at least, but tell you what, "I feel your pain..."

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  8. Wow 400 ton a month
    It would be interesting to know how much coca is consumed a year in the world

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    1. Why don't you ask for the tons of toxic chemicals that are trown at the rain forest, rivers in south america... Each month, every year. Do you believe those fattening their pockets care about that..

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  9. You don't hear any corridos from this guy, oh I forgot he wasn't a fachoso from Sinaloa lol

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    1. So either you jelous of sinaloa because ur say they are fachoso , but why is it that el mayo zambada never been caugth or el azul after prision never seen againg , there goes ur statement that sinaloa are fachosos

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    2. This guy has a point, out of a million sinaloenses only 2 are untouchable, at least that's what it seems like. What about el mayo zambada's sons locked up in U.S prisons. The only winners are the government that never get charged and are neck deep in the drug game. Real spit

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  10. Sounds like this guy only has to pay total of $20mil to government
    Mochomo has to pay 10bil.
    That's a huge difference

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  11. The DEA affirmed that Mexican Cartels are most tougher than Colombian Cartels

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    1. D.E.A has more deals with Colombians than Mexicans that's why they said that. Why deal with the middle men when you can go to the main source?.. think about it

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    2. 9:22 DEA is clearly protecting somebody, so much for "ORAL TRIALS" and "open proceedings" and not making deals in dark quiet, full of smoke rooms, everybody can get neck deep in the shit with some privacy...roll that shit up the hill...

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  12. Really ! 35 years . Admitting to moving that kind of weight ? As ruthless as Pablo Escobar ? Come on now . I have seen people get more time than that for a personal stash . He will be out in a few years . Once they get to the status of this asshole the should never breath another free breath . Not chapo , mochomo or any asshole .

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    1. this italian guy guy last name sacossia spelled wrong in rhode island back in the 1990's was arrested for luandring money for the columbians and they found millions buried in his mothers back yeard

      he got 660 years in federal prison how does this guy only get 35 yeras and other like him its crazy

      ~~~el spaceio~~~

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  13. He was abit to late on the finger print removal...they still nabbed him.

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  14. The "last" ??? What a joke. Colombians are just smarter and more evolved then the mexican animals. They dont leave chopped off heads on the streets or attract the stupid attention mexicans are doing. The big colombians could be sitting next to you at mcd and you would never know it. The only flashy people you see these days in Colombia are the wannabes and nobodies.

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    1. Not smarter, 5he culonbian just have been longer in the business, at least since the cuban revolution forced Santos Traficante to Culombia, which has been "South Miami" ever since.

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    2. Miami doesn't belong to them..

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  15. He definitely was not moving that much weight, not even escobar nor carrillo moved that much weight.

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  16. Is this guy more powerful than Chapo? I don't think so

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    1. That does not matter at all

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