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Diego Murillo Bejarano

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Diego Fernando Murillo Bejarano, also known as Don Berna or Adolfo Paz, is a former leader of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia paramilitary group operating in Colombia. He started working for the Medellin Cartel, where he would get promoted to be head of the militia wing. After internal Vendettas he became one of Pablo Escobar's many enemies and became part of the Los Pepes organization headed by the Castano brothers; Carlos and Fidel and which also controlled a very powerful and bloodthirsty gang of hitmen named La Terraza (The Terrace). He then commanded two paramilitary blocs, the Cacique Nutivara Bloc and the Granada Heroes Bloc.

He became third in the chain of command of the AUC and an a key player during the peace process in Santa Fe de Ralito, Cordoba between his organization and the government of Colombia, until he was accused by a court of being responsible for the death of a Deputy. He then escaped from Santa Fe de Ralito and surrendered to authorities four days later. He is currently in a Colombian prison.

See also:

Medellin Cartel

Carlos Castano

United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia

External links

Revista Semana - La presencia Paramilitar

WIKINEWS - Controversia por reclusion de jefe paramilitar en Colombia

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