Carlos Adolfo Acosta - Texas - 1988 Jun 14, 2014 6:59:21 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jun 14, 2014 6:59:21 GMT -5
Race/Sex W / M
US Citizen No
Height/Weight 5'06 / 185 LBS
In Custody N
Place Of Birth CL
Address 4036 82ND STREET NEW YORK NY
Carlos Adolfo Acosta is wanted on kidnapping charges out of Houston. He was first aired on Sep 3, 1989 and his last profile may have actually been his Final Justice airing, which I suspect was aired in early 1996.
On Jun 17, 1988, Colombian cartel enforcer Carlos Acosta held several people hostage at gunpoint while he searched for $150,000 dollars worth of stolen cartel cocaine, threatening to kill all of them. He released one woman to search for the cocaine under the threat that if the drugs weren't returned, her son would be killed. She called the FBI and they raided the house with the hostages, along with a motel and a topless bar were Carlos and his fellow cartel members were located. Carlos was arrested but posted a $250,000 bond in cash, and fled.
Thoughts? I managed to find one article online from 1991 about this case. It was regarding a death certificate that was ruled a fake. Authorities were notified that Acosta had died in a traffic accident in Cali, Colombia in 1989 but the DEA and FBI presented evidence that he was still alive. What's weird about this case is that sources differ on exactly what drug cartel Acosta was an enforcer for. The Final Justice airing said he worked for the Medellin Cartel while the 1991 article mentioned he worked for the Cali Cartel. Regardless, it's possible that he's dead, but if not then he may still be involved in some type of illegal activity in Colombia.
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