Colombia offers 16,700 USD reward for clues to police chief murder

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Colombia's northern department of Bolivar offered a reward of 50 million pesos (around 16,700 U.S. dollars) on Sunday for any information leading to the capture of those responsible for murdering a local police deputy commander.

Israel Pineda, the superintendent in the municipality of Santa Rosa, was shot dead after leaving work.

Pineda was killed by unknown assailants who shot him in the back while he was on a motorbike, the mayor of Santa Rosa, Jose Altamar, said. "He had been in the municipality for two years and he was working with the community. (He is) very responsible."

Colonel Luis Leon, police deputy in the neighboring city of Cartagena, said the crime could be linked to Clan de Golfo, previously known as Clan Usuga, a criminal gang dedicated to drug-trafficking, getting revenge.

"There are no arrests at the moment but, we are investigating in order to single out those that were responsible for the murder," Leon told local media. Endit

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