FARC team up with paramilitaries, say Colombia police

“The FARC have sealed an alliance with the Águilas Negras in Bolivar to handle the cultivation of coca, protection of laboratories and the use of routes to the get the cocaine to the Caribbean,” one demobilized guerrilla said, according to the police.The police say five other fronts of the the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) have made alliances with several criminal gangs across the country.’Don Mario’, allegedly one of Colombia’s most prominent drug lords, has made a deal with the FARC, letting them handle the cultivation of the coca, while he takes responsibility of the transport of the illicit crops to the coast, the police say.”There is also a pact to join armed men when it comes to a violent confontation with Public Forces,” police add.

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