Tuesday, 10 April 2018

One of the top leaders of Colombian FARC arrested on drug trafficking charge

One of the top leaders of Colombia's former rebel group, the Farc, has been arrested in Bogota following a request from the United States.

Jesus Santrich, a former peace negotiator, is accused of drug trafficking by a court in New York.

He planned to export 10 tonnes of cocaine worth $320m (£226m) to the US, Colombia's Attorney General Nestor Martinez said.

Mr Santrich will remain in custody until the US requests his extradition.

One senior Farc member, Ivan Marquez, said the arrest was one of the worst moments for the peace process.

BBC         News.

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