BBC News | 4/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombian drug lord jailed in US
Apr 23 -- Diego Murillo, a leader of the AUC Colombian right-wing paramilitary group, has been jailed for 31 years by a New York court for drug trafficking.
Murillo, who was ordered to pay a $4m (£2.8m) fine, told the judge he had sold drugs to help his fighters, adding he was sorry for harm caused in the US.
But the prosecution said he had led a terrorist organisation and controlled a cocaine-exporting empire.
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