Colombia extradited paramilitary warlord Ever ‘HH’ Veloza to the United
States Thursday to face drug trafficking charges. The extradition took
place before ‘HH’ could finish hearings by Justice and Peace
prosecutors, leaving 11,000 crimes unanswered.
The extradition operation started Wednesday afternoon when the paramilitary headwas taken from his prison cell in Itaguí to Bogotá. At about 7AM Thursday morning approximately 30 security officials escorted ‘HH’ to Catam military airport.
Dressed in a bulletproof vest. ‘HH’ boarded the DEA plane at 8:40AM and took off to the U.S.
The extradition of former paramilitary boss Hebert ‘HH’ Veloza leaves crimes against thousands and the
disappearance of dozens unanswered.
His extradition comes too soon for him to finish his collaboration
with Colombian Justice and to confess the crimes he committed as one of
the most feared leaders of the AUC.
Victims of paramilitary violence object to the extradition, saying the reparation process isn’t over.
to newspaper El Espectador 11,000 crimes are still unanswered. Most are
about the massive forced displacement that took place in areas where
‘HH’ and his Block ruled, but also include the unsolved forced
disappearance and probable death of 177 people.