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EPL Expands as FARC Withdraws From Former Turf

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2017

The EPL is reportedly expanding across Colombia's northeast, as the FARC withdraws from one of the country's largest coca growing areas.

COLOMBIA / 16 SEP 2016

Authorities have captured what they say is the maximum leader of the EPL narco-guerrilla network operating in Colombia's coca heartland of Catatumbo, a move that could cause further upheaval in…

COCAINE / 19 NOV 2015

A huge cocaine processing complex run by the ELN has been found in west Colombia, showcasing the guerrilla group's role in a drug trade that could soon be changing hands.

COLOMBIA / 2 NOV 2015

A new report stating that a shadowy drug trafficker, known as "Puntilla Pachon," has become Colombia's latest narco boss brings into question whether criminal figureheads are still needed…

COLOMBIA / 22 OCT 2015

Locals in eastern Colombia have reportedly hidden the remains of recently killed narco-guerrilla "Megateo" and built a shrine in his honor, adding to the legend of a drug trafficker whose…

COLOMBIA / 2 OCT 2015

Security forces announced they had finally killed the leader of a guerrilla group dedicated to drug trafficking along the Venezuelan border, who had built up his splinter faction into a…

COLOMBIA / 17 AUG 2015

Rumors are swirling that the leader of a splinter rebel group, dedicated to drug trafficking along the border with Venezuela, has been killed in an offensive by the security forces.

COLOMBIA / 16 NOV 2014

The Colombian border town of Cucuta has smuggling coursing through its veins, underpinning its economy and strengthening organized crime, which is raking in millions from everything from beef to gasoline.

EPL / 28 JUL 2014

The EPL guerrillas have called to be allowed to join Colombia's larger rebel groups in peace talks, but the government is unlikely to be interested in negotiations with these small…

COLOMBIA / 2016-11-17 14:49:02

Victor Ramon Navarro Serrano, alias "Megateo," led the only remaining faction of the EPL guerrilla movement. Megateo was considered the most important drug trafficker in Norte de Santander, had a…

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