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Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela


Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, also known as "El Ajedrecista" ("The Chess Player"), is a 65 year-old Colombian druglord, head of the Cali Cartel, based in the southwestern city of Cali.

Gilberto Rodriguez founded the Cali Cartel in the 1970s together with his brother Miguel and Jose Santacruz Londono.

He was nicknamed "The Chess Player" for his cunning and ability to stay one step ahead of his rivals and the authorities. Though his Cartel is known to have a very violent reputation, he would use bribery and in many cases, was considered a businessman, earning the respect of the region.

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