Top Colombian drug lord wanted by US killed in combat
One of Colombia's most-hunted drug traffickers has been killed in combat.
President Juan Manuel Santos congratulated his armed forces for killing cocaine warlord Victor Navarro, for whom the US had been offering a five million US dollars (£3.3m) bounty.
The 39-year-old, better known by his alias Megateo, died during a military raid in the historically lawless Catatumbo region near Venezuela.
Megateo had claimed to lead a holdout faction of a leftist rebel band that disbanded in 1991, but he was believed to have been one of the country's biggest cocaine traffickers.
His fondness for garish, weapons-themed jewellery and the branding of under-age lovers with a tattoo of his face had drawn comparisons to an earlier generation of drug traffickers in Colombia.