15 nabbed in blow to Colombia drug cartel

2017-04-30 15:26
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Bogota - Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia's dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors say.

The suspects - 12 adults and three minors - were arrested in the northwestern town of Docordo, in the Choco region, the national organised crime prosecutor's office said.

The group is alleged to have kidnapped brothers Damiro Cardenas Victoria and Anselmo Cardenas Victoria whose bodies were found on April 19.

The adults are being held pending trial and the minors were handed over to family and children's authorities.

Meanwhile, police shot dead "el Zorro," a supposed leader of the same cartel, in the town of Barbacoas, Narino, the prosecutor's office said.

The Gulf Cartel was formed by paramilitaries who demobilised in 2006. They have been involved in drug trafficking, illegal mining and petty crime.

Colombia is the world's top producer of coca leaf, the raw material from which cocaine is made.

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