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Justice minister's brother arrested

September 26, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The brother of Colombian Justice Minister Fabio Valencia was arrested as part of an organized crime inquiry linking dozens of political allies of President Alvaro Uribe to the country's cocaine trade.

Guillermo Valencia was the city of Medellin's chief prosecutor when he was recorded on a wiretap making statements that suggested he colluded with a wanted drug lord.

Valencia denies wrongdoing.

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