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In the early 1970s, the cartel sent Helmer "Pacho" Herrera to New York City to establish a distribution center.

This action came during a time when the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was not fully pursuing cocaine and viewed the drug as less critical than heroin; at one point The Cali Cartel leadership comprised Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela El Ajedrecista ("The Chess Player"), Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela El Señor ("The Lord"), José Santacruz Londoño El Estudiante ("The Student") or Chepe Santacruz, Jorge Alberto Rodríguez "Don Cholito", and Helmer Herrera Buitrago Pacho.

Leonid Derkach: The Russians have already been buying everything up. The organization of the cartel was structured so that only people who had family in Colombia would handle operations that involved both Cali and U. sites, keeping the family within reach of the cartel.

Family members became the cartel's insurance against members going to assisting officials or refusing payments of product received.

With the influx of cash comes the need to launder the funds.

One of the first instances of the Cali Cartel's laundering operations came when Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela was able to secure the position of Chairman of the Board of Banco de Trabajadores.

The group developed and organized itself into multiple "cells" that appeared to operate independently yet reported to a "celeno" (manager), who reported to Jorge Alberto Rodríguez, who in turn reported back to Cali.

The kidnappers reportedly received 0,000 in ransom, which is believed to have been used to fund their drug trafficking empire.

It is believed the cartels leaders were not involved in heroin trading; however close associates to them were, such as Ivan Urdinola-Grajales.

At the height of the Cali Cartel's reign, they were cited as having control over 90% of the world's cocaine market and for being directly responsible for the growth of the cocaine market in Europe, controlling 90% of the market.

In order to launder the incoming money of the trafficking operations, the Cali cartel heavily invested its funds into legitimate business ventures as well as front companies to mask the money.

In 1996, it was believed the Cartel was grossing billion in annual revenue from the US alone.