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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC:  Colombia drug lord Pedro Guerrero ‘may be dead’

Colombian police say they may have killed one of the country’s top drugs traffickers, Pedro Guerrero Castillo.

Guerrero, known as Cuchillo (The Knife), led a 1,200-strong army and largely controlled the drugs trade in eastern Colombia.

Police had been hunting him for several years and had offered a $1.25m (£800,000) reward for his capture.

He was allegedly injured in a shoot-out with police in the eastern province of Meta and later died of his injuries.

The piece notes that Guerrero’s bodyguard was killed and seven of his associates were arrested, including a fellow who goes by the name “Madman Harold.”

Say what you will about the ongoing conflict in Colombia, but one thing is for sure:  the nicknames abound.

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