FARC vs. DEA: What’s Next?


All eyes are on Colombia’s transitional justice system after the country’s chief prosecutor ordered the arrest of a political leader of demobilized FARC guerrillas on drug trafficking charges.

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the court in place as part of a peace process with the rebels, can decide to allow or block the extradition of “Jesus Santrich” to the United States.

The FARC have warned about the consequences of an extradition, claiming the group’s long-time ideologue was been framed by the DEA and the Prosecutor General’s Office.

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Colombia Reports