May 6, 1995 in Nation/World

‘Narco-Terrorist’ Sentenced For Bombing Colombian Jetliner

Associated Press
 

A man described as a “narcoterrorist” for killing 110 people with a bomb he planted on a Colombian jetliner was sentenced Friday to 10 life prison terms.

The Avianca flight blew up over Bogota on Nov. 27, 1989. It wasn’t until 1991 that Dandeny Munoz-Mosquera, already in prison on other charges, was indicted in the case.

Munoz-Mosquera was portrayed at his trial as a hired killer and drug smuggler in the violent Medellin cartel, then headed by Pablo Escobar.

Escobar also was indicted for the bombing of Flight 203, but was killed in a shootout with Colombian security forces in 1993. Authorities said Escobar was believed to have targeted the plane because he suspected drug-trade rivals or informants were on board.

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