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Colombia: FARC says peace process at risk after fmr commander's arrest02:20

Colombia: FARC says peace process at risk after fmr commander's arrest

Colombia, Bogota
April 11, 2018 at 06:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

FARC leader Ivan Marquez criticises the Public Prosecutor’s order to detain former FARC commander Jesus Santrich under drug trafficking accusations in Bogota on Tuesday.

Interpol issued an order after a New York Federal Court requested Santrich’s capture. The magistrates accused Santrich of conspiring with three other people to send 10 tons (10,000 kg) of cocaine to the US, valued at around 320 million USD (259 million EUR).

The court says it has audio and video proof of Santrich’s involvement in the drug trafficking. Marquez and the other FARC leadership commented that for them the whole situation is a set up, and that the peace process has been endangered by the detention.

Marquez asked for an urgent meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos and for him to take the matter in his own hands to continue the peace process.

El anterior líder de las FARC, Iván Márquez, ha criticado este martes desde Bogotá la detención del excomandante de las FARC Jesús Santrich para juzgarlo por tráfico de drogas. Santrich fue detenido el lunes en Bogotá.

El excombatiente fue capturado por Interpol por petición de un tribunal federal de Nueva York. Los magistrados acusaron a Santrich de conspiración para exportar 10 toneladas de cocaína a EE. UU., con valor alrededor de 320 millones de dólares.

La corte afirma tener pruebas de audio y video de participación de Santrich en el tráfico de drogas. Márquez y el resto de los líderes de las FARC aseguraron que esta situación es un montaje y que el proceso de paz se ha visto amenazado por la detención del exguerrillero.

Por su parte Márquez solicitó una reunión urgente con el presidente Juan Manuel Santos y pidió al presidente "cumplir con su palabra".

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FARC leader Ivan Marquez criticises the Public Prosecutor’s order to detain former FARC commander Jesus Santrich under drug trafficking accusations in Bogota on Tuesday.

Interpol issued an order after a New York Federal Court requested Santrich’s capture. The magistrates accused Santrich of conspiring with three other people to send 10 tons (10,000 kg) of cocaine to the US, valued at around 320 million USD (259 million EUR).

The court says it has audio and video proof of Santrich’s involvement in the drug trafficking. Marquez and the other FARC leadership commented that for them the whole situation is a set up, and that the peace process has been endangered by the detention.

Marquez asked for an urgent meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos and for him to take the matter in his own hands to continue the peace process.

El anterior líder de las FARC, Iván Márquez, ha criticado este martes desde Bogotá la detención del excomandante de las FARC Jesús Santrich para juzgarlo por tráfico de drogas. Santrich fue detenido el lunes en Bogotá.

El excombatiente fue capturado por Interpol por petición de un tribunal federal de Nueva York. Los magistrados acusaron a Santrich de conspiración para exportar 10 toneladas de cocaína a EE. UU., con valor alrededor de 320 millones de dólares.

La corte afirma tener pruebas de audio y video de participación de Santrich en el tráfico de drogas. Márquez y el resto de los líderes de las FARC aseguraron que esta situación es un montaje y que el proceso de paz se ha visto amenazado por la detención del exguerrillero.

Por su parte Márquez solicitó una reunión urgente con el presidente Juan Manuel Santos y pidió al presidente "cumplir con su palabra".

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