The Extraditables was an organization created by Colombian drug lords in the early 1980s for the purpose of persuading the Colombian government into banning extradition. Initially the group's purpose was to publish newspaper ads in which they defended their position and to influence political parties to speak in favor of their goals. However, over time their actions escalated into a war between the state and the mafia, with violent acts of terrorism committed against politicians and members of law enforcement. Its members were largely drawn from the Medellin Cartel and others linked to the drug trafficking racket.
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