Colombia nabs major drug, paramilitary suspect

BOGOTA (AP) — Colombian police say they have captured a leading figure in a drug trafficking, right-wing militia group.

The director of the national police says Danit Doria Castillo was arrested in the northern state capital Monteria.

National police director Oscar Naranjo said Sunday that the arrest is a potential breakthrough in investigations into killings by a right-wing paramilitary group known as the Calima bloc in Colombia's southeast.

Doria Castillo was wanted in connection with the production of cocaine in Meta and Guaviare states. An international arrest warrant alleges he smuggled of tons of cocaine to the U.S. and Europe.

The suspect is the nephew of an even more sought-after organized crime figure named Pedro Oliveiro Guerrero.