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Colombian Drug Kingpin in US Prison

Colombian drug kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela is in a U.S. prison following his extradition to the United States to face trial on money laundering and drug trafficking charges.

Rodriguez Orejuela arrived in Miami Saturday aboard a U.S. government plane and taken to prison. His first court appearance is set for Monday.

Nicknamed the "The Chess Player," Rodriguez Orejuela is the most powerful trafficker ever extradited to the United States.

He and his brother, Miguel, co-founded the Cali drug cartel, which is blamed for smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States for more than a decade.

U.S. authorities also are seeking $2.1 billion in profits stemming from the drug operation.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.