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Jorge Torres Victoria

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Narcotics Rewards Program

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Jorge Torres VictoriaAlso known as "Pablo Catatumbo"
Date of Birth: 03/19/1953
Place of Birth: Cali, Valle, Colombia
Height: 1.72 meters, Weight: 85 kilos
Eyes: Brown, Hair: Brown

The FARC is a foreign terrorist organization in Colombia that was established in 1964 with a Marxist philosophy and the declared intent to overthrow the democratic Colombian government. The FARC is Latin America's oldest, largest, most capable and best-equipped insurgency -- with perhaps 12,000 fighters and thousands of supporters, mostly in rural areas. In addition to its attacks on Colombian military, political and economic targets, the FARC's various fronts are deeply involved in narcotics trafficking, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, murder and other criminal activities. Today, the FARC controls the majority of cocaine manufacturing and distribution within Colombia, and is responsible for much of the world's cocaine supply and what is trafficked to the United States.

JORGE TORRES VICTORIA, also known as "Pablo Catatumbo" is a Member of the Estado Mayor and has arranged cocaine distribution routes. He participated in setting and implementing the FARCís cocaine policies directing and controlling (i) the production, manufacture, and distribution of hundreds of tons of cocaine to the United States and the world; (ii) the "taxation" of the drug trade in Colombia to raise funds for the FARC; and, (iii) the murder of hundreds of people who violated or interfered with the FARCís cocaine policies.

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $2.5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of JORGE TORRES VICTORIA.


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