My father passed away early today. is the only thing that, with a laconic voice, informed Caracol Radio, Alexandra Rodríguez, one of the daughters of who was the head of the Cali cartel, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuelaknown by the alias of El Ajedrecista.
Rodríguez Orejuela dies at the age of 83 In the Federal Medical Center, a care center attached to the low security prison of Butner, in North Carolina and where he had been transferred a month ago due to the seriousness of his health.
The causes of death were apparently due to heart problems that were triggered after a delicate health condition aggravated by cancer faced by the extradited drug trafficker.
Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela was captured in 1995 in a house in the Santa Monica Residencial neighborhood in the north of Cali, where he remained hidden in the midst of the intense persecution carried out by the search group against the capos of the Cali cartel.
The family of Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela The proceedings for the repatriation of the body will begin today and will hold a private ceremony for his funeral.