U.S.: Former Colombian Rebel sentenced to prison for role in kidnapping of American Contract Workers

Posted on October 27, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia, Conflicts, FARC, United States

bbc.com reported a US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American contract workers in 2003. Alexander Beltran Herrera’s unit was responsible for moving the hostages and imprisoning them in chains. The contract workers were on an anti-drug surveillance mission when their aircraft broke down in the Colombian jungle in February 2003. Read Article

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