MIAMI (CBS4)- A Colombian man is jailed in Miami 17 years after he and three brothers were indicted on charges of working for the now-defunct Medellin cocaine cartel.
Sigifredo Maya made his first court appearance Friday and was ordered held without bail. Authorities say the 48-year-old Maya was detained a week earlier in Panama while attempting to travel to Mexico and flown to Miami, where he was arrested.READ MORE: 3 Children Injured In NW Miami-Dade Crash
An indictment that had been sealed since 1994 charges Maya and his brothers will helping supervise the notorious cartel’s cocaine trafficking operations in the U.S. in the 1980s. Much of their work allegedly involved large cocaine loads flown to Miami International Airport.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Residents Gather To Protest Closure Of Matheson Hammock Park's West Entrance
The indictment says they also transported cash, including $3 million packed into six cardboard boxes.MORE NEWS: RNC Donors Gather To Hear Trump, Others In Palm Beach, The GOP's 'New Political Power Center'
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