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Colombia seeks extradition of 8 people in Chiquita payments to terrorists

Colombia's chief prosecutor said Tuesday he will demand the extradition of eight people allegedly involved with Chiquita's payments to right-wing paramilitaries and leftist rebels in a region where it had profitable banana-growing operations. The prosecutor also said...that his office had opened a formal investigation into allegations that Alabama-based coal producer Drummond Co. Inc. collaborated with paramilitaries to kill union members. A civil lawsuit in the U.S. makes similar allegations, which the company has denied...Chiquita spokesman Mike Mitchell declined to discuss the eight people that Colombia wants extradited...[also refers to Banadex]