Colombian FARC leader arrested on drug trafficking charge

From BBC - April 9, 2018

One of the top leaders of Colombia's former rebel group, the Farc, has been arrested in Bogota following a request from the United States.

Jesus Santrich, a former peace negotiator and a future congressman, is accused of drug trafficking by a court in New York.

Another senior Farc member, Ivan Marquez, said it was one of the worst moments for the peace process.

The Farc rebels signed a peace deal with Colombia's government in 2016.

After the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia disarmed last year, the group announced the formation of a political party.


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