US Indicts Colombia Gang Members

The United States has indicted 17 alleged members of one of Colombia's largest criminal gangs, Clan Usuga. The charges have been brought by courts in New York and Miami, which accuse the gang of exporting more than 73 tonnes of cocaine into the US since 2002. Most of the 17 people charged are still at large, including gang leader Dairo Antonio Usuga David, known as Otoniel. The announcement of the indictments was made by President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota, at a joint media conference with American officials. Santos said, "We will continue to act strongly against these criminals who poison our youth, who sow violence, who promote corruption not only in Colombia but across the world."