Vargas is accused of the attempted murder of former Colombian Presidents Andres Pastrana and Alvaro Uribe while the two men were visiting Madrid. He is said to have collaborated in these operations with the Basque separatist group ETA (Basque Homeland and Freedom).
In March 2010, Spanish High Court Judge Eloy Velasco indicted Vargas along with four other FARC members and seven ETA personnel. Vargas was accused of the crime of “conspiracy to commit terrorist homicide.”
Interpol lack the formal authority to issue international arrest warrants, as this is left to sovereign states, but the red notice is the closest possible instrument to this.
Vargas was arrested in the city of Armenia in the department of Quindio in 2003 but was paroled in 2009.