Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC is outsourcing terrorist attacks in
Bogotá to common criminal gangs to revive its urban militias in the
capital, House Representative for Bogotá Simón Gaviria Muñoz said
According to the Representative, “this guerrilla group is contracting criminal gangs to carry out these attacks to extort businessmen. This way they want to finance the reactivation of the urban militias.”
Gaviria says that according to government information, the FARC pays between 200 thousand (US$78) and 300 thousand pesos (US$117) for a bomb attack.
Colombia’s House of Respresentatives is discussing security in Bogotá Tuesday. Mayor Samuel Moreno was ordered to respond to the increase of crime in the capital.