Forget El Chapo's tunnels, “Los del Sur” had a first-class airlift for their cargo – human cargo, that is. Led by the portly Pablo Escobar wannabe, Nelson Enrique Bautista Reatiga, alias “Poporro” (a nickname that translates roughly to “Big Butt” – charming, isn't it?), they turned Cancun into a transit lounge for dreams smuggled on jet wings. Turns out, even paradise has a back door.
Poporro, topping Colombia's “Most Wanted” list like a particularly pungent salsa verde, ran a migrant trafficking ring using Mexico as his playground. Think of him as the Willy Wonka of the coyote business, luring hopeful souls with whispers of American streets paved with gold, only to dump them into the hands of the very cartels he was supposed to be evading. Talk about a double whammy.