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Drug lord, two bodyguards killed

From Times Wire Reports

Colombian police killed top drug lord Miguel Angel Mejia, known as “the twin,” the defense minister said. The U.S. government was offering a $5-million reward for his capture.

Mejia was killed in northern Colombia along with two bodyguards, and three of his men were arrested, Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said at a news conference.

Mejia was wearing a U.S. military uniform, Santos said without elaborating. Authorities were led to Mejia by an informant.

Mejia and his brother Victor allegedly started trafficking cocaine before joining far-right paramilitaries. When the paramilitary warlords were required to turn themselves in to the government, the two went on the run.

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