In 1991, Juan David Ochoa Vásquez, together with his brother Jorge Luis, turned themselves in to the Colombian government in order to receive the benefits of collaborating with the judicial system. Juan David Ochoa negotiated a surrender and was imprisoned in a medium security prison outside Medellín. In January 1996, as the result of a sentence plea bargain with the state, Juan David Ochoa Vásquez was released from prison after serving five years.
^The Colombian Civil War, p. 220, by Bert Ruiz:
"The U.S. tried to extradite Ochoa for drug and murder charges as early as 1984 and was extremely unhappy with the generous surrender agreement given to him."