Former president Alvaro Uribe has claimed via the social networking site Twitter that the FARC were paid $2 million for the release last month of kidnapped employees of the Great Western Drilling Company, contractors to the UK-based oil company Emerald Energy. Uribe did not specify who exactly had made the payment or the source of his information.
Urgente: hay recibos, pruebas, que la FARC cobró 2 millones de dólares por la liberación de los secuestrados chinos
— Álvaro Uribe Vélez (@AlvaroUribeVel) December 14, 2012
President Juan Manuel Santos has said that foreign companies who pay money to illegal armed groups will be expelled from the country.