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Guilty plea in Fla. for Colombian drug lord
Guilty plea in Fla. for Colombian drug lord 'Beto' Marin, may get time off for cooperation
By The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) ' A Colombian cocaine kingpin has pleaded guilty in Miami to U.S. trafficking charges months after rejecting the government's first proposed plea deal.

Jaime Alberto Marin-Zamora pleaded guilty Thursday to a single cocaine trafficking conspiracy charge. The 47-year-old best known as "Beto" Marin faces a required minimum 10-year sentence and could get more. Prosecutors say if Marin-Zamora continues to cooperate they will seek a more lenient sentence.

Marin-Zamora rejected the earlier plea deal because he could have gotten life behind bars.

Marin-Zamora admitted being a kingpin in Colombia's North Valley Cartel. He was arrested by Venezuelan authorities in September 2010 at a resort off the Venezuelan coast and brought to the U.S. soon after.

U.S. authorities had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

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