Colombia authorizes investigation into drug related murders

10:09, June 30, 2010      

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At least eight people were killed on Tuesday allegedly in revenge attacks between Colombian drug traffickers and their corpses were thrown to a river, officials said.

Ombudsman of San Pablo locality John Galvis told reporters that to the moment the authorities have only found two corpses, which have not been identified yet.

"The killing of these eight people was ordered by the chiefs of an emerging band (dissident paramilitaries working as drug traffickers), due to a discussion related to the traffic of hallucinogen," Galvis said.

The authorities from Bolivar, Santander and Cesar departments have begun to retrieve the corpses from Magdalena River, the longest in Colombia.

"The information about a massacre in a place known as Medellin Island, was given by a person hospitalized in San Pablo Hospital, where he is getting medical care after being injured with a fire gun," Galvis said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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