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Kidnapping Suspect Is Extradited to U.S.

May 18, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Gerardo Herrera, a Colombian wanted in the kidnapping of numerous Americans, was extradited to the United States on an FBI plane, an official of Colombia's judicial police said.

The official, who declined to be identified, said Herrera, arrested in June 20001, faces drug-smuggling and hostage-taking charges in Washington. Herrera allegedly belonged to a group of kidnappers who for years targeted Americans and other foreigners working across the border in Ecuador.

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