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The World : Kidnapers Want Drug Kingpin Released

Gunmen in Colombia who reportedly kidnaped two U.S. missionaries have demanded the release of Carlos Lehder Rivas, an extradited drug kingpin sentenced in the United States last year to life without parole, a spokesman for the Protestant missionary group said. The gunmen, believed to be drug traffickers, also threatened to kill one missionary for every Colombian extradited to the United States to face drug charges, according to Hector Pardo of the Colombian Evangelical Federations. Missionaries Richard Grover, 50, of Minneapolis, and Roy Libby, 50, of Atlanta, were kidnaped Tuesday night in the southwestern village of La Florida.


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