Roberto Suárez Goméz

Roberto Suárez Goméz, nicknamed "king of cocaine" (1932 – July 20, 2000) was a Bolivian drug trafficker who played a major role in the expansion of cocaine trafficking in Bolivia. In the mid-1970s he began to conduct business with the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and after that he started to recruit Bolivian coca producers into his company "La Corporación" (the Corporation). In a letter to Ronald Reagan in 1983 he offered to pay Bolivia's foreign debt of more than $3 billion if he and his son got amnesty. In 1988 he was sentenced to 15 years in the San Pedro prison for drug crimes but he was released in 1996. Four years later he died of a heart attack.

Personal facts

Given name
Roberto Suarez
Family name
Gomez
Birth place
Bolivia Trinidad, Bolivia

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