Did Don Berna work for Escobar?

Did Don Berna work for Escobar?

A former Escobar underling rises Diego Murillo Bejarano, better known as Don Berna, worked under Fernando Galeano. Galeano was a friend of Escobar, and a major operative in the Medellin Cartel. Berna simply worked as a driver for him, but slowly and quietly rose up the ranks.

Where is Don Berna now?

“We never signed him up as a DEA informant, but he was at the base and I could always tell there was something weird,” he says, adding that after Escobar’s death, Don Berna went on to become a trafficker and is now in prison in the United States.

What happened to Don Berna narcos?

The acting director of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration said, “American and Colombian communities are safer with the removal of this notorious drug kingpin.” On April 22, 2009, Don Berna was sentenced to 376 months (31 years 4 months) in prison and fined $4 million USD.

What happened to Los Pepes after Escobar death?

After Escobar was shot and killed when fighting against the Search Bloc in 1993, several of their leaders eventually went on to become leaders of a national paramilitary alliance in Colombia, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a paramilitary death squad that was formed not only for the purpose of …

Why did Berna betray Judy?

Judy, her brother Jaime, and their friend Diego Murillo Bejarano decided to fight against Escobar, and the overconfident Jaime was murdered by Escobar at his drug lab. Eventually, she decided to work with the DEA and rat out the Cali Cartel, leading to Don Berna betraying her.

How old was Pablo Escobar before death?

44 years (1949–1993)
Pablo Escobar/Age at death

Did CIA help Los Pepes?

Los Pepes received funding from the Cali Cartel, the chief rival of Escobar’s organization. The CIA and the U.S. government even helped Los Pepes try to track down Escobar by leaning on Castano’s intelligence-gathering efforts.

Is Judy Moncada still alive?

Judy Moncada (née Mendoza) was a Colombian former drug trafficker and a member of the Los Pepes paramilitary organization. She fled Colombia in 1993, and lives in the United States as part of a witness protection program.

Where was Pablo Escobar hiding?

On December 2, 1993, police forces found Escobar hiding in a middle-class house in Medellín and shot and killed him on the roof. Escobar was destined to die no matter which group found him first. In August 2015, Netflix released Narcos, an American crime drama depicting Pablo Escobar’s rise to drug kingpin.

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