Colombia’s army Wednesday found five coca eradicators alive. The workers had been reported missing after an attack of alleged members of the FARC in the western Choco department Monday that killed at least five.
The five men were part of a coca eradication unit formed by ten civilians and six soldiers. The group was driving on a river when alleged members of the FARC Front 34 attacked them with grenades and gunfires from an island.
Two civilians and three soldiers were killed, seven injured and six went missing of which five were found alive Wednesday, local media reported. The five were transfered to a hospital in Quibdo.
is one of Colombia’s departments where both left-wing guerrillas and
right-wing paramilitary groups are highly active and there is a lot of
cultivating of coca and trafficking of illicit drugs.