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A new report describes the shifting role of an unnamed female crime boss in Medellin’s fractured mafia, evidence that the organization that once controlled Colombia’s second-largest city has seen some dramatic shifts in leadership.

The Semana news magazine report describes the woman’s rising role in Medellin’s Oficina de Envigado, referring to her only as alias “Helenita.”

While the Oficina de Envigado originally started as a group of hitmen in the service of infamous crime boss Pablo Escobar, it evolved into the primary city mafia after Escobar’s death. Helenita apparently was first employed by the Oficina’s original leader, Diego Murillo, alias “Don Berna,” although her initial contact was Daniel Alberto Mejía, alias “Danielito the Oficina’s third-in-command who had some 70 gunmen directly under his command. read rest  by  Elyssa Pachico, insight crime