The Colombian Government paid an informant 5 billion pesos (US$2,4 million)
for the exact location of the camp of FARC commander Raúl Reyes. The
army bombed the camp in March, killing Reyes and 25 others.
Colombian President Álvaro Uribe said in Mexico that thanks to the information received the operation was such a success and advised the Mexican government to adopt combat actions like this to fight its increasing problems with drug trafficking.
The march 1 attack caused strain relations between Colombia and its neighbors Ecuador and Venezuela. Ecuador still refuses any diplomatic ties with its northern neighbor.