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Man accused of 30 murders held in Colombia

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 14:12

Bogota: The suspected leader of criminal gang, believed to have committed more than 30 murders, has been arrested in Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos.

Picante, leader of the Los Rastrojos gang, was arrested at a luxury estate in Dagua region in Valle del Cauca province, in an operation Friday by police and the federal Attorney General`s Office.

Authorities are investigating Picante for at least 32 homicides, most of them in the last 18 months in Tulua town, where several dismembered bodies were found.

Other gang members have also been arrested in Tulua, Buga, Andalucia and Cali.


First Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 14:12
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