Colombia: 7 now arrested in DEA agent killingJuly 2, 2013 @ 9:28 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian police say they have now arrested seven people in the slaying of a U.S. anti-drug agent during a robbery.
Gen. Luis Eduardo Martinez is commander of Bogota's Metropolitan Police. He said Tuesday that the seventh suspect is a taxi driver who was arrested on Monday.
Colombian and U.S. officials have said they believe that Drug Enforcement Administration agent James Watson was killed in a common robbery, not because of his law enforcement work.
The 43-year-old Watson was stabbed to death in a taxi on June 20 after leaving a Bogota restaurant.
Authorities say they believe the suspects belonged to a gang that forced taxi passengers to withdraw money from their bank accounts at automatic teller machines. They say an informant will receive about $25,800 for information in the case.
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