Death of Juan David Ochoa

1949 - July 25, 2013
Bogota, Columbia

Eldest Ochoa brother of Medellin cartel dies
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LIBARDO CARDONA, The Associated Press

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (AP) — The eldest of the three Ochoa brothers who founded the Medellin cocaine cartel in the 1980s with Pablo Escobar has died of a heart attack at age 65.

Hospital officials and a cousin said Juan David Ochoa died Thursday at a private clinic in Colombia's No. 2 city.

Ochoa and brothers Jorge Luis and Fabio had all surrendered when the manhunt intensified for Escobar.

Ochoa turned himself in 10 months before...

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