Bogota drug gangs offer reward for each assassinated cop: Police

Drug gangs active in Colombia’s capital Bogota have been offering approximately $11,000 for each killed police officer.

Bogota Police Commander Luis Eduardo Martinez said Thursday in an interview posted on CM& newscast that in an area of Bogota known as the “Bronx” for its rampant crime and drug trafficking, criminal “Mafia” are offering a reward for each “policeman that falls in an intervention.”

Martinez claims that they learned of this information by intercepting a Mafia conversation. He also claimed that despite the intimidation, police “will not drop the number of interventions and we are attacking.”

Bogota police have also allegedly identified several criminal gangs working in the city on a national level that are very powerful in the drug trafficking sphere.

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