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Accused Spanish drug lord convicted in Miami for drug money laundering

Accused Spanish drug lord convicted in Miami for drug money laundering

MIAMI (Reuters) - The head of a transatlantic cocaine smuggling ring dubbed 'Los Miami'€ has been convicted of laundering more than $26 million in the United States through multimillion-dollar waterfront condos and exotic sports cars. Alvaro Lopez Tardon faces up to 20 years in prison after a jury convicted him on Wednesday of money laundering and conspiracy to launder money. "€œIn the world of drug trafficking, Alvaro Lopez Tardon is a bona fide kingpin,"€ George Piro, head of the FBI's Miami office, said in a statement on Thursday. "His multi-million dollar cocaine enterprise spanned the globe from South America to Spain to Miami," he added. The...

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