US rejects Escobar offer

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BOGOTA (Reuter) - The United States yesterday rejected a reported offer from the fugitive Colombian cocaine king Pablo Escobar to surrender if Washington extended protection to his family. A statement from the US embassy in Bogota said Escobar's offer, published the New York Times, was unacceptable because it attempted to draw the US government into an internal Colombian matter. 'Escobar's reported offer to surrender to authorities is a matter between himself and the government of Colombia,' the embassy said.