Prosecutors say one of Colombia’s most notorious reputed cocaine kingpins is set to plead guilty next week to U.S. drug charges.
A Miami federal judge on Friday set a change of plea hearing for
Tuesday for “Don” Diego Montoya, the alleged chief of Colombia’s North
Valley Cartel. Montoya was extradited to face U.S. charges in December
and initially pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say in court papers
that Montoya will plead guilty to charges from two separate cases: one
in Miami and one in Washington, D.C. Both accuse Montoya of drug
racketeering and conspiracy charges.
Montoya’s attorney did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. (AP)