The major news dominating headlines this month has been the recapture of the world’s foremost drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. He was taken into custody after a gun fight in Mexico and now possibly faces extradition to the United States to stand trial. The United States government was instrumental in collecting intel on El Chapo, even offering millions of dollars for information on him.
Now that El Chapo is taken care of (for now), the United States DEA has crossed his name off of its most wanted international fugitives list. However, the Sinaloa cartel leader has been replaced as “most wanted” by a Colombian woman. Her name is María Teresa Osorio, but also goes by the aliases María Teresa Correa, María Teresa De Serna, Gloria Bedoya and Iris Conde. The five foot 135 pound woman is linked to Pablo Escobar’s Medellin cartel and has been charged with money laundering and smuggling cocaine into the United States. Osorio faces arrest and sentencing by the US DEA, but has caught no charges in her native Colombia. She remains a major mystery to the masses. Even the DEA doesn’t know if she was born in 1945 or 1950. However, they do know that her last known address is Hialeah, Miami. She is believed to be hiding out in Osorio, Colombia.
Following Osorio on the most wanted list is John Alexander Thompson, nicknamed “Coach.” Even less seems to be known about him. He is wanted in the southern district of Florida for conspiracy to distribute heroin. However, his listed height is between 5’10” and 6’2″ and it is unknown if he is of African or Caribbean descent. It is known that he is fluent in English and Spanish, and is known to travel to the US, namely New York, Atlanta and Miami.