comscore 4 suspects arrested in death of former Hawaii DEA agent | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

4 suspects arrested in death of former Hawaii DEA agent

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Colombia's National Police Chief Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riano, left, talked to the media as Metropolitan Police Commander Gen. Luis Martinez looked on at police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia today.
[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

BOGOTA, Colombia » Colombia’s National Police director says officials have arrested four men in the slaying of a U.S. anti-drug agent.

Gen. Jose Roberto Leon says the four men are alleged members of a gang that specializes in robberies. Two are taxi drivers.

Both Colombian and U.S. officials have said they believe that Drug Enforcement Administration agent James Watson was probably killed in a common robbery, not because of his law enforcement work.

Leon says Edgar Javier Bello is believed to be the man who stabbed the 43-year-old Watson on June 20 after he left a restaurant and got into a taxi.

He said today that an informant will receive about $25,800 for information in the case.

In addition to Colombia, Watson was a DEA agent in Honolulu and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also served three deployments to Afghanistan and was in the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Army before joining the DEA.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up