Colombian guerrilla group FARC has dismissed or even executed “Grannobles,” one of its most senior commanders who had become known for his flamboyant lifestyle, according to local media.
Caracol Radio reported Monday that a “revolutionary tribunal” had dismissed the brother of slain FARC commander “Mono Jojoy” after rebel leaders ruled that the veteran guerrilla had lacked discipline, disobeyed orders and had degenerated.
According to research center Nuevo Arco Iris however, the controversial commander was not just dismissed, but executed in January over his repeated refusals to take orders from the central command and his ongoing lavish parties at the rebel group’s expense.
Grannobles, whose real name is Noe Suarez Rojas, reportedly disobeyed orders by the late supreme commander “Alfonso Cano’ to return from his shelter in Venezuela to fight the Colombian army within the Colombian borders in April 2010 and around new-year 2012 refused to be moved to the southern Guaviare department.
The veteran guerrilla was sheltered from repercussions by his brother, who was the FARC’s number two until his death in late 2010.
Grannobles joined the FARC in 1986 and is wanted by the U.S. for the kidnapping and killing of three American researchers in 1999. Being responsible for some military blunders, the rebel commander became mostly infamous for his binges involving prostitutes, alcohol and drugs.