Some 450 members of neo-paramilitary organization ERPAC are ready to surrender to authorities before the end of this month, newspaper El Tiempo reported Sunday.
According to the newspaper, official sources confirmed that authorities are finalizing logistical details that allow the demobilization to take place in the towns of Mapiripan and San Martin, both located in the central Meta department, and in San Jose del Guaviare, the capital of the more southwestern Guaviare department.
El Tiempo reported in October that ERPAC leader Caracho had begun negotiations with authorities to allow the demobilization of his troops.
In an interview with weekly Semana in November, the former paramilitary and successor of slain ERPAC founder “Cuchillo” confirmed this.
ERPAC, former by Cuchillo and other members of the AUC after the 2006 demobiization of the paramilitary umbrella organization is considered to be one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the eastern plains of Colombia.