July 18, 2013
Six Colombians Charged in Killing of US Drug Agent
The U.S. Justice Department says six Colombian nationals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for the kidnapping and murder of an American drug enforcement agent last month in Bogota.
James "Terry" Watson died after being stabbed in a taxi in Bogota on June 20.
U.S. prosecutors say the defendants, who all are under arrest in Colombia, ran an organized robbery gang that used taxis to lure victims they thought were wealthy.
The six were charged with two counts of second-degree murder, one count of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to kidnap. A seventh Colombian was charged with trying to destroy evidence associated with the murder.
A Justice Department official declined comment on the question of extraditing the seven defendants to the U.S.