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Colombia detains drug specialist

One of Mexico’s leading specialists on drug trafficking was detained and interrogated by Colombian police last week while returning here from an academic conference in Bogota, the professor and diplomatic sources said. Luis Astorga, a sociologist and author of three books on drug trafficking in the region, had boarded his return flight to Mexico on Nov. 3 when agents from Colombia’s Administrative Security Department forced him to disembark, he said. During a three-hour interrogation, the agents rifled through his luggage and wallet before confiscating a Colombian army report on the alleged links between the country’s most powerful guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and Mexican drug traffickers, he said. Full Story

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