Colombian prosecutors will travel to the U.S. to question an extradited drug lord about the alleged role of former President Ernesto Samper in the 1995 assassination of a Conservative Party leader.
With the testimony of the former leader of the Norte del Valle cartel, Diego Leon Montoya alias “Don Diego,” the prosecutors are looking to link Samper as well as former Interior Minister Horacio Serpa Uribe to the assassination of conservative leader Alvaro Gomez Hurtado.
The Conservative Party demanded last month that the Prosecutor General’s Office speed up the investigation against those responsible for the murder of Gomez Hurtado.
The Conservative Party leader was murdered on November 2, 1995 by members of the Norte del Valle cartel. Don Diego is serving a 45-year sentence in the U.S.