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Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced for Massive Cocaine Conspiracy

JUL 25 (NEW YORK)

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Robert L. Capers, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Wifredo A. Ferrer, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced that Daniel Barrera Barrera, also known as "Loco Barrera," a citizen of Colombia, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 35 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000,000 by U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods for his role in conspiring to distribute and manufacture cocaine knowing that it would be imported into the United States. Barrera was also sentenced by Judge Woods on one count of conspiring to launder money, as charged in a Superseding Indictment filed in the Eastern District of New York, and on one count of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and one count of conspiring to manufacture and distribute cocaine knowing that it would be unlawfully imported into the United States, as charged in a Superseding Indictment filed in the Southern District of Florida.

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