Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's feared secret police chief has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the kidnapping and disappearance of a leftist rebel.
Police in Santiago Friday arrested retired General Manuel Contreras at his home. Media reports say detectives had trouble subduing the 75-year-old former military officer, and that he even attempted to draw a gun.
Officials say four other top members of the secret police were sentenced along with Contreras.
All were convicted in the 1975 disappearance of Miguel Angel Sandoval, a 25-year old member of an urban guerrilla group. Mr. Sandoval has been missing since his arrest, which the Supreme Court has ruled a kidnapping.
More than 3,000 people died or disappeared during General Pinochet's 17-year rule.
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.