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Accused Killers of DEA Agent Extradited to U.S.

Seven Colombian taxi drivers accused in the death of a DEA Agent and Rayville native were handed over to American authorities today.
Colombia -- Seven Colombian taxi drivers accused in the death of a DEA Agent and Rayville native were handed over to American authorities today.

The men are accused of killing James Terry Watson, 40, who was killed on June 20, 2013, after entering a taxi in a popular restaurant and club zone in northern Bogota.

The men have been indicted in the U.S. on charges that they murdered 43-year-old DEA agent James "Terry" Watson in Bogota. Authorities say they posed as taxi drivers, and were trying to take Watson on what's called a "millionaire's ride," in which criminals force victims to remove cash from ATMs.

U.S. and Colombian officials believe the 2013 killing was unrelated to Watson's drug enforcement role.

The suspects were identified as Wilson Peralta, Edgar Murillo, Hector Lopez, Edwin Figueroa, Omar Valdes, Julio Ramirez and Andres Oviedo. They will stand trial for murder in Virginia.
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