Elkin Alberto Arroyave Ruiz

Charge Date: Wed Dec. 4, 2002
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Drug violations, Material support for terrorists
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Material support for terrorists
Alleged Affiliation:United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)

Ruiz, along with Fanny Barrera-De Amaris, Uwe Jensen, Adriana Mora, Edgar Fernando Blanco Puerta, Carlos Romero-Panchano, and Carlos Varela, was arrested as part of Operation White Terror, a drugs and weapons sting. He worked with Romero-Panchano and Jensen, representing the United Self Defense Groups of Colombia (AUC) in a cocaine-for-arms deal. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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