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Colombia paramilitary chief held after years in hiding

April 9--Colombian police have arrested one of the country's first paramilitary leaders who spent years in hiding.

Colombia paramilitary chief held after years in hiding

Police said Hector Jose Buitrago, 71, was detained in a rural area north of Bogota, where he had grown a beard and passed himself off as a cattle rancher.

Mr Buitrago had more than 20 arrest warrants against him for alleged killings and drug-trafficking.

He refused to surrender when more than 30,000 paramilitaries demobilised in 2005 as part of a peace process.

Police said Mr Buitrago's arrest came after reports from informants and several months of surveillance.
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