Colombia arrests ex-security head

Aug 19--Colombian authorities have arrested a former head of the secret police - the Das - in connection with a high-profile unsolved murder.

19 de agosto de 2009

Gen Miguel Maza Marquez was detained over the assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.

The murder is believed to have been ordered by Medellin drugs cartel boss Pablo Escobar, but 20 years later still has not been properly solved.

Mr Galan was shot dead as he addressed a rally in Bogota in August 1989.

He was the favourite to win the presidential elections.
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