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Accused Colombian Drug Kingpin Admits to US Cocaine Scheme

For the second time in two months, a Colombian accused of being a drug kingpin and pursued for years by U.S. authorities pleaded guilty to federal charges in a New York courtroom on Thursday. Daniel Barrera, 47, faces life in prison after pleading guilty in Manhattan federal court to a charge that he conspired to manufacture and import cocaine knowing it would be imported into the United States. He had pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to illegally launder tens of millions of...

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