Colombia’s prosecutor Néstor Martínez Neira said Monday in Quito that FARC dissidents now engaged in drug trafficking would be behind the bombing in San Lorenzo. Earlier, Defense Minister Patricio Zambrano said those responsible for the car bomb attack in the San Lorenzo Police Command would be ex-members of the FARC that did not accept the peace process and now dedicate themselves to drug trafficking.
The Colombian Prosecutor visiting the country, also said that these former members of the guerrilla have possessions in Ecuador valued at USD 15 million, including 40 properties already identified, and announced names: revealed that alias “Guacho” would be the main suspect of the attack.
This is the Ecuadorian Walter Patricio Arizala Vernaza, born in Limones (Esmeraldas), where he worked as a trainee, before entering the FARC, in 2007. According to the Colombian authorities, alias Guacho was in charge of explosives of the FARC’s Daniel Aldana front, which abandoned in 2016.
In Colombia, a reward of 150 million pesos is offered by anyone who provides information that allows their capture. Arizala evaded the Peace Process and is campaigning to force the Colombian communities of Altomira to oppose the eradication of coca crops. In addition, he is accused of trafficking coca to Esmeralda and Carchi in Ecuador.
Colombia’s military intelligence assured that ‘Guacho’ has control of illicit crops in southern Nariño, along the Mira River with at least 175 FARC dissidents. It is believed that it seeks to take control of coca laboratories and drug routes. The prosecutors of Ecuador and Colombia launched a joint operation to locate and capture alias Guacho, according to Colombian Prosecutor Martínez Neira on Monday, during the installation of the international event called “The Extinction of Dominion as a mechanism to fight against corruption and corruption.” organized crime “, which takes place this Monday and Tuesday, in Quito. (I)