It’s not only the FARC,
El Cuchillo, the third most-wanted criminal in Colombia was killed in a gun battle with police:
Colombia Killed Drug Warlord With $2.5 Million Bounty
olombian police killed a drug trafficker responsible for more than 3,000 deaths and for whose capture authorities were offering a reward of up to $2.5 million, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Pedro Guerrero, better known by his alias Cuchillo, Spanish for knife, was killed Dec. 25 in a gun battle with police in central Meta province after intelligence provided information on his whereabouts, Santos said today. The reward will be paid to several informants, Santos said.
“He did so much damage to this country and that’s why this hit is so important,” Santos said during a press conference broadcast on Caracol Television. “The murderer of murderers is dead.”
The former paramilitary warlord’s body was formally identified at 2:30 a.m. New York time, Santos said. Police also arrested Harold Humberto Rojas, the second-in-command of Guerrero’s so-called Popular Revolutionary Anti-Terrorist Army of Colombia.
The Ejército Revolucionario Popular Antiterrorista de Colombia (ERPAC) has now lost its two leaders.
It’s worth pointing out that Colombian authorities make a point of paying the rewards for intelligence leading to these criminals. By doing so, they continue to strengthen their countrymen’s resolve to fight the drug lords.
And it works.