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Former Colombia soccer player arrested for ties to drug cartel

Former Colombia defender John Jimenez was arrested on Sunday for ties the “Los Rastrojos” drug cartel and will reportedly be extradited to the United States to face money laundering charges.

Jimenez is wanted to stand trial before a judge in the US state of Florida and was arrested in Cali, the capital of the Valle del Cauca province.

The retired soccer player and a number of his partners in crime “were dedicated to launder money in informal shopping centers in the city of Cali,” Valle del Cauca, the home turf of the Rastrojos, General Jorge Luis Vargas of the Police’s Technical Unit said.

Jimenez allegedly was part of a network within the Rastrojos organization that allegedly $3.3 million that would…

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