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Salomon Camacho Mora

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Narcotics Rewards Program

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Salomon Camacho Mora Aliases: "Papa Grande," "El Viejo," "Salo," "El Patron," "Solomon Camacho," "Hector Anibal Montoya"

Date of Birth: September 24, 1944
Place of Birth: Palmas Del Socorro, Santander, Colombia
Height: 5'9", Weight: 169 lbs
Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black

In the 1980's, Salomon Camacho Mora began his drug trafficking career with the Colombian Medellin Cartel and then became partners with Alberto Orlandez Gamboa, a powerful leader of the Colombian North Coast Cartel in Colombia. He had a series of other drug trafficking partnerships, including with the Orejuela brothers of the Cali Cartel. From 1998 to the present, Camacho has worked in a partnership with Hermagoras Gonzalez Polanco in what is often referred to as the Guajira Cartel. Camacho and Gonzalez Polanco are responsible for sending many tons of cocaine to the United States, including as much as 9 metric tons between 1999 and 2000. Camacho and Gonzalez Polanco reportedly have strong ties to Dominican drug trafficking organizations, which make payments for the drugs to Camacho and Gonzalez Polanco through an elaborate money laundering operation. The Guajira Cartel is known to use violence, intimidation, extortion, and murder to further their organization's success.

In 1991, Camacho was indicted in the Southern District of Florida for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. In 2002, Camacho was indicted in the District of New Jersey for money laundering violations. A superseding indictment was issued in 2005 against Camacho, Gonzalez Polanco and other associates for the original money laundering charges as well as conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The United States Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Salomon CAMACHO Mora.


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