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Venezuela nabs Colombian drug lord

Colombian Carlos Ojeda Herrera is wanted in US on heroin-trafficking charges.



Caracas: Colombian Carlos Ojeda Herrera, wanted in the US on heroin-trafficking charges, was arrested in the northern Venezuelan state of Anzoategui, said Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami.

"President Hugo Chavez has issued an order to inform US authorities immediately about this arrest and proceed with his immediate deportation," El Aissami told state-run VTV television.

"We will proceed (against Ojeda Herrera) in the same manner in which we have proceeded in recent years against (other) capos: arrest them and speedily (extradite them to) the country that is asking for them," the minister said on Saturday.
"This is one other indication, another example, of the Venezuelan government`s commitment and will" to battle the illegal drug trade, even though the US does not acknowledge that effort in its reports, he added.
IANS

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