If you still have Narcos season 3 on your mind, then we have just what you need! Are you wondering about Cali Cartel head’s son? What happened to Gilberto Rodriguez and Jorge Alberto Rodriguez? Was Jorge released from prison? Keep reading to find out!
The Cali Cartel was one of the most ruthless drug organizations in the ’80s. They were headed by Gilberto Rodriguez, Helmer Herrera, and Chepe Santacruz, and at one point were responsible for 80% of the United States’ cocaine market. What happened to Gilberto Rodriguez and his son? Are they still serving time in prison, or were they released? We have six facts about where Jorge Alberto is today.
#1. He Was Born to the Most Influential Man in Colombia
Jorge Alberto Rodriguez Herrera was born on November 19, 1971, making his age 45. Depending on what official document of his you look at, his birthdate is also listed as April 19, 1966 or also December 8, 1962. Whether the multiple dates was a result of being Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela’s son, or Jorge’s own work in the Cali Cartel is unknown.
#2. Distributing 80% of the U.S. Cocaine Market
The Cali Cartel was known for its cocaine distribution in Europe and North America, and a lot of that had to go through Gilberto Rodriguez and Jorge Alberto Rodriguez. Through his father’s enterprise, Jorge was able to make himself a lot of money, and become known as a feared drug lord.
#3. Jorge Alberto’s Assets
Jorge Alberto made sure to benefit from his work with the Cali Cartel. With a strong hold of the drug market in the U.S. in his pocket, Jorge was able to profit handsomely. Jorge Alberto Rodriguez’s net worth was estimated to be $3.7 billion making him one of the wealthiest criminals of all time. He also reportedly laundered $40.0 million to the U.S. from Colombia in order to finance a fleet of planes.
#4. Creating The 400
Jorge Alberto followed in his father’s footsteps and entered the world of drugs, money, and murder. He was an integral part of the Cali Cartel and eventually formed a cell of his own called The 400. Its symbol was a black spade with a skull inside, and four C’s at the bottom, representing Cali, Colombia and Cali Cartel.
They were called The 400 because of the 400 extremely dangerous and highly skilled professional criminals who made the cell. Jorge recruited criminals from top government agencies, experts, and assassins to seize control over the U.S. market after killing his rival, Juan Carlos Melendez.
#5. More Ruthless than Pablo Escobar and Pacho Herrera
Jorge Alberto Rodriguez earned many names during his reign including Prince Shalom Weiss, Don Cholito, The Candyman, and El Senor. He was known as one of the most ruthless drug lords of his time, and spared nobody who crossed him. In ‘89, Jorge was linked to the murder of 12 family members of a drug dealer who had a debt to pay to the Cali Cartel. It was this violent reputation that made Jorge Alberto known as a ruthless murderer who was eventually sentenced to 25 years in jail for narcotic offenses, and an added 45 years for starting an International Criminal Enterprise.
#6. Was Jorge Alberto Arrested?
Jorge was arrested on July 6, 1990, five years before his father, in Tallahassee, Florida where he ran his operation.He was released and reportedly lives in Bronx, New York. His assets of about $900.0 million were frozen, and an act preventing anyone from doing business with him was enforced.