Police in Cali, Colombia’s third largest city, said Monday that unknown assassins had killed the chief of police of the nearby town of Bugalagrande.
The 39-year old lieutenant was fatally shot by a man on a motorcycle in the central Comuna 11 district.
Cali police commander General Fabio Alejandro Castañeda told press that his office offered a $5,400 reward for information leading to the perpetrator of the attack.
Bugalagrande is a town some 70 miles north of Cali and located in the heartland of drug cartel “Los Rastrojos” and its predecessor, the now-defunct Norte del Valle cartel.
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