martes, 3 de julio de 2012

Colombia arrests gang's new leader

Police arrested for the second time in recent months the head of the gang known as the Rastrojos, one of  Colombia's principal criminal groups, EFE reported on 3 July citing the head of the anti-narcotics police Luis Alberto Pérez. Edison Antonio Peláez Jaramillo, who reportedly ran the gang in the absence of its detained leader Javier Antonio Calle Serna, was caught near the Montenegro municipality in the western department of Quindío. Calle Serna surrendered to US authorities in May 2012, and his brother and criminal partner Luis Enrique Calle Serna was reported as seeking a deal for his own surrender. Peláez was taken to Bogotá and faced charges including drug trafficking and criminal conspiracy. Authorities were investigating his possible role in "at least" 30 murders, EFE reported.