Seven Colombians extradited to US for agent’s murder

Posted on Jul 3 2014 - 3:10am by Rico

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COLOMBIA NEWS – Seven Colombians accused of involvement in the 2013 murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent were delivered to American authorities on July 1.

Wanted in the United States on charges of kidnapping and murder, the accused were handed over at Catam air base on the outskirts of Bogotá.

President Juan Manuel Santos and Colombia’s Constitutional Court had approved the extradition of the seven men, who now face trial in the state of Virginia.

DEA agent James Terry Watson was killed on June 21, 2013, after being kidnapped while taking a taxi in northern Bogotá.

The defendants allegedly tried to rob him.

Sources: National Police (Colombia); El Espectador