Carlos Lehder (George “Boston George” Jung’s drug trafficking comrade) was born in Columbia in 1949. The co-founder of the Medellin Cartel’s first smuggling gig was moving cars between the U.S. and Mexico.
He and Jung brought in billions from smuggling cocaine in and out of the 50 states. The drug scheme basically crumbled after smugglers started snitching on one another in return for legal leniency. Lehder was wanted for extradition to the U.S. and eventually became an outlaw in Columbia and the Bahamas. He was busted on the run and was extradited to the states in 1987.
Currently, Lehder is serving out a lifetime bid in a U.S. prison, plus a reduced 55 year-sentence for testifying against famed drug lord, Manuel Noriega.