Drug Bosses Attempt to Sneak Benefits of Peace Process
Authorities in Colombia have filtered out more than two dozen drug capos attempting to pass themselves off as FARC guerrillas in order to take advantage of judicial benefits offered to demobilizing rebels under the terms of a 2016 peace agreement. The incident is another sign of the obstacles the country’s thriving drug trade poses to the peace process.
According to an investigation by El Tiempo, at least 25 drug traffickers appear on the list of names of more than 3,800 prisoners submitted to the government by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC). Under the terms of the peace deal signed last year, confirmed FARCmembers on the list are to be released in order to join the demobilization process. Tristán Clavel.l InsightCrime