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World IN BRIEF : COLOMBIA : U.S. Planes Join Hunt for Escobar

July 30, 1992|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Six U.S. military planes joined the hunt for escaped drug lord Pablo Escobar in the biggest American anti-drug military operation mounted in Colombia, Colombian military sources said. The U.S. aircraft, with sophisticated surveillance equipment, began flying low over the northwestern city of Medellin. Escobar, feared boss of the Medellin cocaine cartel, escaped from a prison near Medellin with nine of his lieutenants last week.

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