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Colombia arrests 6th suspect in death of DEA agent

Wednesday - 6/26/2013, 11:41am  ET

Police present to the press four alleged gang members who were arrested in connection with the murder of U.S. DEA Special Agent James "Terry" Watson at police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. From left to right are Omar Fabio Valdez, alias Fabian, Hector Lopez, alias Babario, Edwin Figueroa, alias Garcho, and Edgar Murillo alias Payaso. The U.S. government asked for capture of the men for extradition. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian police say they have arrested a sixth suspect in the slaying of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Metropolitan Bogota police commander Luis Edwardo Martinez announced the arrest on Wednesday and said officials still believe the June 20 killing came during a robbery, and was not related to work done by 43-year-old James Watson, who was known as Terry.

Officials say the gang attacked Watson on June 20 after he got into a taxi outside a restaurant, and stabbed him to death. They say the group apparently had carried out similar robberies using taxis.


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