Colombia Peace Deal Fail: Police Says FARC Spent $1.6 Million to Kill Conservative President

Colombia Peace Deal Fail: Police Says FARC Spent $1.6 Million to Kill Conservative President


A high-ranking terrorist in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has invested $1.6 million in attempting to assassinate conservative Colombian President Iván Duque, a top police official revealed last week, shortly before the nation’s first-ever leftist president takes power.

The Spanish newswire service EFE cited Jorge Luis Vargas, the director of the Colombian national police, as confirming the conspiracy in remarks on Thursday honoring 36 police officers killed this year by various gangs and terrorist organizations. Vargas said FARC leader “John Mechas” had also spent another nearly $500,000, or two billion Colombian pesos, trying to kill a top national police general and the country’s defense minister, Diego Molano. The total allegedly spent trying to kill Duque amounts to seven billion Colombian pesos.

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