Alias ​​”El Paisa”, Pablo Escobar’s hit man, died in Venezuela |

Alias ​​”El Paisa”, Pablo Escobar’s hit man, died in Venezuela |

The Colombian Police confirmed that there is a “Very high percentage” of possibility that Hernán Darío Velásquez, alias “El Paisa”, one of the heads of the Second Marquetalia, the dissent of the FARC leadered by “Iván Márquez”, has died in Venezuela “For criminal disputes”.

The Second Marquetalia, one of the main FARC dissidents, allegedly takes refuge in the border area between the Colombian department of Arauca and the Venezuelan state of Apure.

“So far there is a very, very, very high percentage that he is dead, that it was due to criminal disputes within the organization in the camp zone in Venezuela, 160 kilometers from Arauca capital”said the director of the Police, General Jorge Luis Vargas, after the media revelations in recent days about this dissident leader.

The Police did not give more details of the events, only that they have information that Velásquez was in “A training camp” on Venezuela, about 100 kilometers from the border with Colombia, where “They were instructing criminals from various countries”.

“So far what we have is that confirmation of his death in the camp area; some information has come out that other guerrilla organizations have been involved, we do not have that information, we have not confirmed it »said Vargas, who added that “Everything seems to be a matter of disputes over drug trafficking on a regular basis”.

Next to «The Paisa», one of the men closest to Luciano Marin Arango, alias “Iván Márquez”, who was chief negotiator of the peace agreement but who left less than three years after it was signed, also died “A person known as Lulo”.

Mystery about other dissidents

The director of the Police did not confirm the rumors published by the press that in those same events he would also have died Henry Castellanos Garzón, alias «Romaña», another leader of the call Second Marquetalia.

For his part, the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, told the media, without confirming the death of either of the two dissidents, that the fact of “That these symbols of terrorism and evil and drug trafficking go out of circulation (…) is good news and that shows that bandits have no burrow”.

In the same border area there are also other groups such as the one led by Miguel Botache, alias «Gentil Duarte, which was included last week in the list of US terrorist groups, after the withdrawal of the FARC, five years after the signing of the peace agreement.

With this inclusion, for its promotion of “Terrorist activities, responsibility for assassinations of former FARC members and community leaders” as well as “massive destruction, assassinations, kidnappings,” also included its leaders: “Iván Márquez”, “El Paisa” and “Romaña”.

«Iván Márquez» and «El Paisa», along with other former FARC chiefs, abandoned the peace agreement and on August 29, 2019 announced their return to arms, alleging a “Treason of the state” to what was agreed.

Extensive medical record

The Police accuse «The Paisa» terrorist attacks such as the 2003 attack on the El Nogal club in Bogotá, where 35 people died, and the murder of several departmental governors, as well as a list of 1,117 recognized victims of terrorist attacks perpetrated when he was leader of the mobile column Teófilo Forero of the FARC.

«The Paisa» It had a red Interpol circular and the US Government offered up to $ 5 million for it, while the Colombian Executive offered 3,000 million pesos (about $ 770,000).

In that area of ​​the Arauca and Apure border, where these dissident groups are allegedly located, as well as the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN), there is information of several disputes between all the groups for the control of the territory.

«There are disputes between all», said today the General Vargas, who did not want to predict who planned the attack that theoretically caused the death of «The Paisa», but he stressed that it is an area of ​​drug trafficking camps where “Emissaries from Mexico and from other parts of Latin America arrived to meet to traffic cocaine to Europe via Africa and North America”.

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