A former subcontractor of Alabama-based coal company Drummond will have to appear before a Colombian court for the murder of two unionists.
The suspect, Jaime Blanco Maya, is accused of having ordered the murder of the labor rights workers, a source within the Prosecutor General’s Office told Spanish news agency EFE.
Former members of paramilitary organization the AUC testified in September last year that the Drummond contractor ordered the killings in 2001. In separate tesitmony provided two months later, it was alleged that Drummond then congratulated the paramilitaries on the murder of the two unionists.
Blanco Maya, whose company provided food for Drummond’s operations in Colombia, is already in jail for other crimes.