Colombian Paramilitaries Extradited to U.S., Where Cases Are Sealed
Paramilitary heads are escorted by Colombian policemen from a maximum security jail to Rionegro airport before their extradition to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges on May 13, 2008. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)
by Jennifer Janisch and Oriana Zill de Granados, Thirteen/WNET, and Chisun Lee, ProPublica
A version of this story appeared in the Washington Post .
Since 2006, more than a dozen of Colombia’s most notorious paramilitary leaders have been extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in federal district court in Washington. (mais…)