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Jorge Enrique Rodriguez

Jorge Enrique Rodriguez Mendieta known by his nom de guerre Ivan Vargas (born c. 1963) is a Colombian guerrilla leader member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), former commander of the 24th Front of the Middle Magdalena Bloc of the FARC-EP. Vargas was arrested in late 2004 in the city of Bucaramanga by Colombian authorities and extradited to the United States on November 3, 2007 on charges of narcotrafficking.

Vargas was extradited to the United States by the Government of Colombia charged with conspiracy to export illegal drugs from Colombia to the United States. In Colombia, the government charged him with rebellion, terrorism, conspiracy to export illegal drugs According to the United States Attorney General's Office Rodriguez Mendieta allegedly directed the purchase of hundreds of thousands of kilograms of cocaine paste and transmitted billions of Colombian pesos in cocaine proceeds to other FARC officials. Rodriguez Mendieta is also alleged to have ordered the murder of at least eight farmers, including several whom he personally dismembered alive, and to have plotted to retaliate against United States law enforcement officers who were conducting the narcotics-trafficking investigation

Jorge Enrique Rodriguez Mendieta (a.k.a Ivan Vargas) was arrested by Colombian authorities in late 2004 and extradited to the U.S. in November 2007. On December 16, 2009, he pleaded guilty in a Washington, D.C. federal court to conspiring to import large quantities of cocaine into the U.S.

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Capturado Ivan Vargas en Bucaramanga - Ejercito Nacional de Colombia

Prontuario de Jorge Enrique Rodriguez Mendieta, alias Ivan Vargas - Ejercito Nacional de Colombia

Leaders of Colombian Terror Organization Plead Guilty to Narcotics Charges in D.C.

Extraditado a E.U. guerrillero de las Farc Jorge Luis Mendieta por narcotrafico - Archivo - Archivo digital eltiempo.com

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Leaders of Colombian Terror Organization Plead Guilty to Narcotics Charges in D.C.

Leaders of Colombian Terror Organization Plead Guilty to Narcotics Charges in D.C.

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