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ELN and FARC dissidents “impose order” in Norte de Santander and act as if they were the Army or the Police


According to reports from the inhabitants of that area, their relatives, some related to the sale or consumption of hallucinogens, disappeared mysteriously and without leaving a trace - credit Ernesto Guzmán/EFE
According to reports from the inhabitants of that area, their relatives, some related to the sale or consumption of hallucinogens, disappeared mysteriously and without leaving a trace – credit Ernesto Guzmán/EFE

The ELN and the FARC dissidents they keep doing their thing, this time, in the region known as El Tarra, in Norte de Santander. According to the report of the inhabitants of that area, their relatives, some related to the sale or consumption of hallucinogens, They disappeared mysteriously and without a trace.

They were surprised when they found out, through videos broadcast on social networksthat his relatives were allegedly in the power of the 33rd and 57th fronts of the FARC dissidents and ELN structures that mobilize in that region of the country.

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As he knew WeekIn the videos, the missing people can be seen asking the community for forgiveness for their improper actions, apparently under pressure from the kidnappers. According to the authorities, The guerrillas also detained people suspected of being infiltrators of the public force, thieves and members of other criminal groups.

Additionally, according to the media, the kidnappers of the FARC and ELN dissidents, allegedly, They forced the hostages to do social work.

In June 2023, it was learned that members of the 33rd front of the FARC and ELN dissidents They delivered with “fanfare” the adaptation of a road and a bridge in the Barrancas and Chiquinquirá villages, in the municipality of Tibú.

In videos that quickly went viral on social networks you can see the acts of delivery of the workswhich took place on May 27.

This day coincided with the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the founding of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC-EP. ANDIn the images you can see a notable presence of people who listen attentively to the host of this ceremony, Andrey Avedanoleader of that criminal organization and current negotiator in the peace talks that are being carried out with said dissidents.

“We have an important event. We wanted to come and deliver something that we promised. We gave the word. The community asked us for it and it is the road that you are looking at here, we wanted to show that it is possible to make a difference, when there is determination and there is dedication,” said the leader of the FARC dissidents.

"Andrey Avendaño"head of the delegation of the FARC dissidents, speaks to the media in Suárez (Colombia) - credit Ernesto Guzmán/EFE
“Andrey Avendaño”, head of the delegation of the FARC dissidents, speaks to the media in Suárez (Colombia) – credit Ernesto Guzmán/EFE

On the fence that adorned the ceremony of handing over the road and the bridge, it reads: “The FARC-EP- delivers the highway that connects the communities of Barrancas, El Castillo, Morro Frío, El Brandi and El Suspiro, a dream come true, friend among friends Jhon Mendoza, June 10, 2023″.

According to what was expressed by the commander of the aforementioned front, Andrey Avendaño, Both infrastructures have a positive impact on more than 12 communities in that population of more than 36,000 inhabitants. The area has been identified as a stronghold of these criminal organizations due to its border location with Venezuela.

“Thank you for this work, a dream that we had in mind many years agothe communities here, in the sector, today it becomes a reality,” was the message of gratitude from a social leader from the Barrancas village.



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