Question - Where is Jorge Ochoa now?

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Jorge turned himself in to Colombian authorities in 1991 and served five years in jail. He currently lives in Medellin, Colombia. Despite a lobbying and press campaign, he was extradited to the United States in September 2001, and convicted in 2003 of trafficking, conspiracy and distribution of cocaine in the U. S. He was sentenced to 30 years in a U. S. federal prison. He is now in federal prison in Jesup, GA. He was 65. The cause was a heart attack, The Associated Press in Bogotá reported. Mr. Ochoa was one of three brothers who raised horses and ran restaurants before their family built a brutal, billion-dollar business smuggling drugs to the United States and other countries. The Ochoa brothers remained on the Forbes Billionaires List for six years, last appearing in the rankings in 1992. All three brothers are still living, Fabio in a U. S. prison. In 1988, Forbes added Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha to our second World's Billionaires List.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_lord

Amado Carrillo Fuentes In the months before his death, the DEA described Carrillo as the most-powerful drug trafficker of his era, and many analysts claimed profits neared $25 billion, making him one of the world's wealthiest men.

Juan David Ochoa Vásquez Fabio Ochoa Vásquez

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-eldest-ochoa-brother-of-medellin-cartel-dies-2013jul25-sto

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.

MIAMI — The official end of the notorious Cali cocaine cartel came in 2006 in Miami with little more than the rap of a judge's gavel. Colombian drug lords Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, 63, and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 67, entered guilty pleas and were ushered to federal prison for the next 30 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Escobar

With authorities closing in, a firefight with Escobar and his bodyguard, Álvaro de Jesús Agudelo (alias "El Limón"), ensued. The two fugitives attempted to escape by running across the roofs of adjoining houses to reach a back street, but both were shot and killed by Colombian National Police.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Luis_Ochoa_V%C3%A1squez

In 1981, the kidnapping of Ochoa's sister, Martha Nieves Ochoa Vasquez, by the Colombian guerrilla organization M-19 consolidated their alliance. The traffickers formed a group known as Muerte a Secuestradores, ("Death to Kidnappers") announcing the imminent execution of any guerrilla kidnappers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhon_Jairo_Vel%C3%A1squez

In 2008, he was sentenced to twelve years for other judicial proceedings against him. On August 22, 2014, he received probation for having served three-fifths of his sentence. At age of 52, he was released on August 26, 2014 after 23 years and 3 months in prison.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinaloa_Cartel

As of 2017, the Sinaloa Cartel is the most active drug cartel involved in smuggling illicit drugs into the United States and trafficking them throughout the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_drug_trade_in_Colombia

Cocaine & heroin cartels (late 1970s-Present) Medellín Cartel (1976–1993) Cali Cartel (1977−1998) Norte del Valle Cartel (1990−2012) North Coast Cartel (1999−2004)