Colombian security forces will remain up they offensive against Drug traffickers and illegal armed groups, even as President Gustavo Petro for “total Hello” in Defense Minister Ivan Velasquez told Reuters the Andean country.
petro, who took office in August like Colombia first left-The Wing Chief, has outlined plans to advance the negotiations with Guerrilla groups such as the National Liberation Army (ELN) and two dissident factions of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who 2016 peace deal rejected with The government.
drug dealers and criminal gangs involved in Cocaine production and trafficking can receive benefits such as reduced prison Sentences for Subject themselves to justice, exchanging details about smuggling and detour routes over their wealth.
“Armed Forces and national Police continue to maintain their presence and operations, there was no moves “On the contrary,” Velasquez told Reuters. in Interview over weekend.
members of Illegal armed groups will face Legal consequences if they do not comply with the conditions of The government’s “total Peace “after them sign up said Velasquez.
Armed conflict in Colombia, which is almost six decades ago left at least 450,000 dead. everybody of Armed groups involved in The conflict is linked to drug smuggling, according to security and government Sources.
“Just because the drug dealers say they will join The peace process does not mean that we will stop carrying it out “Measures are needed to suppress drug trafficking,” Velasquez said.
If drug traffickers join the peace agreement, the Colombia agreement military Velazquez said they would occupy their lands immediately to prevent other groups from replacing them.
“We cannot leave empty spaces, nor can we leave lands to whims of Occupation new representatives,” he said.
Colombia government he is also a job on plan for Farmers to eradicate crops voluntarily of Coca – the main the ingredients in Cocaine – for new Crops, as well as investment in Infrastructure, education and health.
The United States will remain Colombia’s main ally in The fight against Drug smuggling, Velasquez said.