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Colombian paramilitary 'monster of Catatumbo' arrested in Panama

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Colombian paramilitary 'monster of Catatumbo' arrested in Panama

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A former Colombian paramilitary commander called the ‘monster of Catatumbo’ has been arrested in Panama.

Armando Alberto Perez Betancourt, known as ‘Camilo,‘ was sentenced in absentia to 120 years in prison for ordering the murders of more than 5,000 people.

He had been on the run for four years and was caught in a joint operation by the two countries.